Canada: Ukraine: Relatives ask for the release of caregivers captured by the Russians

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Ukraine claimed Several hundred prisoners of war and Russia more than 6,000. Prisoners of war which sometimes constitute a currency of exchange in the conflict. Among them, Moscow has a hundred caregivers captured at the fall of Marioupol. The vast majority of women working in the Marioupol military hospital. In Ukraine, their relatives alert their conditions of detention and requests their release.

It is a mosaic of photos broadcast online: we see the portraits of eighty women. They are doctors, nurses, surgeons. All treated the wounded from Marioupol military hospital to the fall of the city.

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Video: Russia says it has "more than 6,000" Ukrainian prisoners of war (Dailymotion)

"Unfortunately, I don't really know where Olena is.

Andrii Kryvtsov lost contact with his sister -in -law almost four months ago. On April 12, Olena, 27-year-old, was captured by the Russians with the staff of the military hospital. Then taken to a prison on the other side of the border.

"On May 6, a young doctor was exchanged, she informed us that she was at one point with Olena and other prisoners and that they were in Taganrog prison. There, they were 2 to 6 per cells. But from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. they were forbidden to approach the bed, that means that they stand permanently. They were told that nobody demands them and we made them learn by heart and sing the Russian anthem. Psychological pressure is constant.

But Andrii also calls for the international community. Neither her sister -in -law nor the other caregivers wore weapons, so they cannot be considered as combatants. He asks Westerners to put pressure on Russia to obtain their release. "It is a violation of the Geneva Convention. Russia or any state cannot hold civilians and doctors, they must simply be released. »

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