Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Ukrainian activists to call on EU to impose more sanctions on Russia over blocking POWs exchanges  

A Ukrainian tank on the frontline. Credit: Ukraine’s General Staff
Ukrainian activists to call on EU to impose more sanctions on Russia over blocking POWs exchanges  

Ukrainian organizations that defend the rights of prisoners of war are preparing an appeal to the European Union with a call to impose sanctions on Russia which has repeatedly blocked the exchange of prisoners and civilian hostages, according to UkrInform

“We, non-governmental organizations, have prepared an appeal to the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of the European Union on imposing special sanctions against Russia over Ukrainian prisoners,” said the head of the organization “Warrior Liberation”, Natalia Yepifanova at the “Captured and missing Ukrainians. Problems of return. Ways of resolution” press conference. 

Yepifanova added that volunteers abroad would gather signatures from citizens of EU countries to support the appeal. The collected signatures would be subsequently submitted to members of the European Parliament to initiate a new package of restrictions on Russia. 

“Based on this, we would like to appeal to the International Working Group on Russian Sanctions.

We want to request the initiative group for a joint meeting of representatives of this International Group and representatives of non-governmental organizations who have signed this appeal so that we can discuss joint steps to advance the imposing sanctions against Russia in the context of military prisoners, the missing individuals, and civilian hostages,” she noted. 

Earlier, Stanislav Buniatov, a soldier of the 24th Separate Assault Brigade of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, posted a video that showed the execution of Ukrainian prisoners by Russian soldiers in Zaporizhzhia Oblast (southeastern Ukraine).

Russian troops execute Ukrainian POWs in southeastern Ukraine

Related:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!