Ukraine expects and demands from the International Committee of the Red Cross an appropriate resolution on gaining access to Ukrainian captives in Yelenovka.
The head of the Office of the President, Andriy Yermak, blamed the International Committee of the Red Cross for ignoring Ukraine’s requests to visit the prisoners in Yelenovka.
“The war is a test both for people and for international organizations. Unfortunately, the Red Cross not only allows violations of all norms of international law by the Russians, but also does it quietly,” wrote Yermak on the TG channel.
It was reported that on October 17, representatives of the ICRC did not arrive at the border with the temporarily occupied territory in the Zaporozhye region, where the Ukrainian delegation was waiting for them: the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets, adviser to the head of the Office of the President Daria Zarivnaya and people’s representatives Maria Mezentseva, Yegor Chernev, Denis Maslov and Elena Khomenko.
“Ukraine expects and demands from the International Committee of the Red Cross a correct decision on having access to Ukrainian captives in Yelenovka. After all, it is for such tasks that the organization was created,” wrote Yermak.
The main obstacle to the arrival of the ICRC mission to the place of detention of Ukrainians in Yelenovka, according to Eramko, is, first of all, the destructive and cynical position of the Russian Federation.
“At the same time, unfortunately, we do not see that the ICRC is working to protect our prisoners. Ukrainian society does not see this. They do not see indigenous defenders. the ICRC to implement its humanitarian mandate, as well as the a clear public position and communication of all his actions aimed at overcoming the severe humanitarian challenge in Europe,” said the head of the OPU.
Recall that last week the head of the Office of the President, Andriy Yermak, said that the ICRC must send a mission to Yelenovka in the next three days, otherwise Ukraine will use all information and diplomatic means to transfer this issue. The ICRC replied that it was ready to visit all prisoners of war in the occupied territories of Ukraine, but that its personnel should be given access.
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