Release of Ukrainian POWs and civilian hostages

War prisoner exchanges between Ukraine and Russia are conducted quite regularly: during the latest such exchange, Ukraine returned 100 military personnel and one civilian from Russian captivity.

However, hundreds and hundreds more Ukrainian defenders are still held by Russia, and while they await return to their homeland, they are often kept in inappropriate conditions and are subjected to abuse and torture Russian forces are notoriously famous for. While Ukraine ensures access to monitor the places where Russian POWs are detained for international missions, Russia does not provide opportunities for any control over the facilities where Ukrainian soldiers are kept.

Human rights defenders call for Ukraine’s partners and mediators in the war to pressure Russia into providing access to the places of Ukrainian POWs’ detention to ensure the compliance with standards of international law.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).