AMVROSIYEVKA /DPR/, November 1. /TASS/. Kiev violates the rights of prisoners of war, failing to treat them in a humane manner, Acting Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin told reporters on Tuesday.
"Not a single one of those who were held prisoner in Ukraine mentioned humane treatment. There is no respect for conventions, human rights and legitimate methods of warfare," he pointed out.
Earlier on Tuesday, nine service members from the DPR and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) reunited with their families after being released from Ukrainian captivity. They told reporters about the torture and humiliation they had had to endure as prisoners of war.
The acting DPR head said earlier that a 50-for-50 prisoner exchange would take place on Saturday. LPR Human Rights Ombudsperson Viktoria Serdyukova told TASS that four militia members had returned home from Ukrainian captivity. The Russian Defense Ministry also said that 50 Russian troops had returned from Kiev-controlled territory as a result of negotiations.