Relatives of Ukrainian prisoners of war seek answers

Relatives of Ukrainian prisoners of war seek answers

After a strike on a prison in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine last week that captured and killed dozens of prisoners of war captured by Russians last week, relatives of prisoners of war gathered in central Kyiv Thursday to ask for information about their husbands, fathers and sons.

Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the attack, while U.S. officials believe Russia is trying to plant false evidence to make it appear that Ukrainian forces are responsible.

Relatives of prisoners of war are frustrated with the lack of information they are getting about the fate of their loved ones. The International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC is looking to give them answers because they acted as a guarantor of the security of the military members who left Azovstal in May.

Our goal is to reach the Red Cross, to say that they are not fulfilling their duties. Iryna Yermoshyna, the wife of a PoW, says that we entrusted them with the lives of our boys.