Ukraine counts on cooperation with ICRC in return, rehabilitation of prisoners

Ukraine counts on cooperation with ICRC in return, rehabilitation of prisoners

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Ukraine is interested in humanitarian cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the National Committee of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society in the return of Ukrainian citizens from captivity and camps and their further rehabilitation, the presidential press service has reported.

According to the report, this issue was discussed at a meeting between Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Roman Mashovets, Deputy Head of the ICRC Delegation in Ukraine Daniel Bunnskog and Director General of the National Committee of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society Maksym Dotsenko.

The participants in the meeting discussed the prospects for and the ways of the further development and deepening of relations between Ukraine and the international humanitarian movement of the Red Cross, the report said.

"During the conversation, special attention was paid to humanitarian cooperation in the return of Ukrainian citizens held in captivity and in camps, and their further rehabilitation in Ukraine," the report reads.

Mashovets outlined further areas of cooperation and those responsible for working on practical aspects of humanitarian cooperation between Ukraine, the ICRC and the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

Bunnskog stressed that the ICRC office in Ukraine has a positive experience of cooperation and is interested in further deepening relations in accordance with the basic principles of the Red Cross.

Dotsenko added that the Ukrainian Red Cross Society cooperates fruitfully with the executive authorities, especially noting the role of humanitarian projects that are being launched together with the Ministry for Veterans.

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