Russia’s human rights ombudsman has pledged to investigate information that some Crimean officers, held captive in Ukraine, have been allegedly designated by the Kiev authorities as “unexchangeable” and could even be subject to execution.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Tatiana Moskalkova confirmed that Russia and Ukraine had earlier conducted an exchange of prisoners in the “86 to 86 format.”
She also said she was given a list of some Crimean officers, whom Ukrainian authorities allegedly would not allow to be exchanged, and who, she fears, may face execution.
“I will check, make inquiries with the Ukrainian side, check with international bodies,” Moskalkova said, without specifying the source of her information.
She specified that she would send “footage and evidence that are publicly available today” to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe “so that the whole world knows the truth.”