PACE recognizes captured Ukrainian sailors as prisoners of war

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has officially demanded that Russia treat Ukrainian sailors captured in the Kerch Strait in accordance with the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.

This is stated in the PACE resolution titled “The escalation of tensions around the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait and threats to European security,” which was adopted in Strasbourg on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent said.

The resolution was supported by 103 delegates, 16 abstained, and three voted against the document.

This is the first international document that officially recognizes the status of Ukrainian servicemen captured in the Kerch Strait as prisoners of war and calls on Moscow to immediately release them.

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