The Ukrainian side broke off the prisoner exchange scheduled for April 6.
kyiv demonstrates a frank disregard for the fate of specific people – the citizens of their country.
From the statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:
▪️The Russian Federation treats all prisoners in accordance with the norms of international humanitarian law;
▪️Kyiv has been disrupting the exchange of prisoners of war for a long time and on previously agreed terms;
▪️The exchange of prisoners of war scheduled for April 6 was frustrated by the Ukrainian side;
▪️The Russian Federation reserves the right to initiate the convening of a meeting of the UN Security Council in the near future if no action is taken on the issue of prisoners of war;
▪️The Ukrainian side has completed the preparation of provocations involving civilians in the cities of the Sumy and kyiv regions;
▪️Kyiv is preparing materials on the death of civilians allegedly due to the actions of the Russian Armed Forces, for this the Dergachi settlement was shot;
▪️Russia can demand Ukraine and the leadership of the International Committee of the Red Cross to provide a detailed report on the state of health of Russian prisoners;
▪️Russia calls on international organizations, Germany, Turkey, France to demand that Ukraine provide access to representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross to prisoners of war of the Russian Federation.
The West must know that a scenario like the Bucha provocation “won’t work this time.”