April 12, 2023, 15:50

An interactive map of places of russia holding Ukrainian civilians and prisoners of war has been launched in Ukraine

The Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR) has mapped the organized data on the locations of Ukrainian prisoners to facilitate the search for missing Ukrainians and assist international organizations and Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in gathering the necessary information.

It was emphasized by Tetiana Katrychenko, Coordinator of the MIHR, during a presentation at the Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform. 

“We will work towards it in order to keep a record of each such place of detention so those responsible for keeping people in custody in inhumane conditions and the transferring civilians and military personnel are found and punished for them committing international crimes,” said the project coordinator.

It is worth noting that the interactive map contains data on more than a hundred places of detention of civilian hostages and prisoners of war in russia, belarus, and the occupied territories of Ukraine. The MHRC collected data on places of detention during interviews with victims and witnesses.

“The work on the map lasted more than a year, and we are constantly interviewing people released from captivity. We talk to both military and civilians. This information will be of service at some point, and it will become a kind of no longer missing piece of the puzzle for international bodies and Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.”

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