Russian human rights ombudsman asks ICRC to help find, protect Russian POWs in Ukraine
MOSCOW. March 4 (Interfax) - Russian human rights commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova has asked International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer and Florence Gillette, the ICRC head of delegation in Ukraine, to help find and assist Russian prisoners of war, the Moskalkova press service said on Friday.
"Russian human rights commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova has appealed to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer and ICRC head of delegation in Ukraine Florence Gillette in defense of the rights of Russian servicemen taken prisoner in Ukraine and requested assistance in the establishment of their whereabouts and the provision of their rights ensured by international law, including the right to medical attention," a statement, published on the Moskalkova website, said.
As reported earlier, Moskalkova has agreed with her Ukrainian counterpart Liudmyla Denisova on interaction in the search for the missing in action and the evaluation of conditions of detention of prisoners of war. She said on March 1 that Russian POWs were being tortured in Ukraine and asked Denisova to work on the prevention of such practices.