Russia holds more than 400 Ukrainian women in captivity

There are 403 Ukrainian women in Russian captivity, including civilians, the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War  reported. There are also women who have been missing and whose fate is unknown since 2014.

The headquarters notes that the Russian side responds to their numerous appeals demanding the return of captive women with silence and ignores all appeals. The Coordination Centre notes that the conditions of detention of Ukrainian women in captivity do not comply with the Third Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War.

Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross are not allowed access to places where prisoners and civilians are held. Women released from captivity report humiliation, inhumane conditions of detention, inadequate nutrition, and the inability to receive qualified medical care and contact their families.