Kyiv. September 24. UNN. The Russian occupiers kept Ukrainian prisoners starving. Even in the photo you can see that the boys are exhausted. Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets reported this and added that he had spoken with people who had lost 63 and 70 kg of weight in captivity, reports UNN.
“…even in the photos you can see that the guys are exhausted. But when I tell you now how many pounds they lost in 4 months… Imagine, today I spoke to a person who lost 63 kg. The day before yesterday, as soon as this exchange took place, I spoke to a person who lost 70 kg. And these are not isolated cases. It’s a systemic thing, when everything the world was kept hungry. You can’t even call it anything else,” Lubinets said.
The mediator added that he had a conversation, the guy seems to be very short in height, 160 cm, lost 27 kg. He says, “I was thin, but it turned out that I wasn’t thin yet.”
On September 21, a large prisoner exchange took place. It has gone through several stages and in very different places. We returned 215 people from Russian captivity.
Head of Ukrainian President’s Office Andriy Yermak reported that Viktor Medvedchuk was handed over to the Russian Federation in exchange for 200 Ukrainian heroes. Additionally, Volodymyr Zelenskyi reported that Ukraine released 10 foreign citizens from Russian captivity.