Ukraine recovers 83 bodies of its defenders
Funeral ceremony of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war, March 10, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Ukraine has repatriated the bodies of 83 of its defenders, the Ministry of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories reported on the Telegram messenger on March 24.
The transfer of the bodies from Russian-occupied territories took place in accordance with the norms of the Geneva Convention, the ministry said.
It said the repatriation of the remains of the soldiers had been carried out with assistance of the Ministry of Reintegration and the Office of the Commissioner on Persons Gone Missing under Special Circumstances, in cooperation with the law enforcement agencies.
Earlier, on March 3, Ukraine repatriated 17 bodies of its defenders.
The first exchange of bodies was held in early June 2022. The exchange took place according to a “160 for 160” formula. Since then, the process has continued.
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