Ukraine urges Russia to take away dead Russian soldiers stored in refrigerated cars for three months

19 May, 03:55 PM
Ukrzaliznytsia keeps hundreds of bodies of Russian soldiers in refrigerated cars (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Ukrzaliznytsia keeps hundreds of bodies of Russian soldiers in refrigerated cars (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Ukraine is ready to hand over to Russia the hundreds of bodies of Russian soldiers that is has been storing in refrigerated railway cars for three months, Ukraine's railway operator Ukrzaliznytsia reported on Facebook on May 19.

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"In accordance with humanitarian law, Ukrzaliznytsia has been storing hundreds of bodies of Russian soldiers in refrigerated cars for three months to be returned to their mothers and wives," the report says.

The company has also appealed to the Russians.

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"We know you're reading this. Your Cargo 200 is waiting," Ukrzaliznytsia said, using the old Soviet army code for the remains of dead soldiers for repatriation.

Earlier the head of military and civil cooperation, Volodymyr Liamzin, said that several refrigerated trains had been deployed in different regions of Ukraine, where the bodies of Russian invaders were stored. In addition, several hundred bodies have been stored at a facility in the suburbs of the capital city of Kyiv.

The Russian military has suffered heavy losses since the start of a full-scale war against Ukraine. According to Ukraine's General Staff, about 28,000 Russian invaders have been killed as of May 17.

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