Latest Prisoners of war News

Relatives of POWs call on Red Cross to help find loved ones

Aug. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Relatives of prisoners of war captured by the Russians following the fall of Mariupol gathered in central Kyiv Thursday demanding information about their husbands, fathers and sons following a strike on a prison housing POWs in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine last week...

US says Russia aims to fabricate evidence in prison deaths

Aug. 04, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday said new intelligence suggests Russia is working to fabricate evidence concerning last week's deadly strike on a prison housing prisoners of war in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine. U.S. intelligence officials have determined that...

Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

Aug. 03, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed on to Lebanon. Ukraine said 17 other vessels were “loaded and waiting permission to leave,” but there was no word yet on when they could...

US says Russia working to fabricate evidence Ukraine was behind deadly attack at prison housing prisoners of war

Aug. 03, 2022 22:55 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US says Russia working to fabricate evidence Ukraine was behind deadly attack at prison housing prisoners of war.

Ukrainian officials press for information on prison attack

Aug. 02, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say they are struggling to establish the truth surrounding an explosion in a prison that killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured by the Russians following the fall of Mariupol. Ukraine’s human rights chief, Dmytro Lubinets,...

Russia declares Ukrainian military unit a terrorist group

Aug. 02, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

The Russian Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization banned in Russia, a designation that fuels the Kremlin's narrative of the war in Ukraine and that may expose Ukrainian prisoners of war held by Moscow to terrorism charges. Azov, which...

Drone explosion hits Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters

Jul. 31, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small explosive device carried by a makeshift drone blew up Sunday at the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula, wounding six people and prompting the cancellation of ceremonies there honoring Russia's navy, authorities said. ...

Red Cross struggles to see prison where Ukrainian POWs died

Jul. 30, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Russian officials blamed each other Saturday for the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in an attack on a prison in a separatist-controlled area. The International Red Cross asked to visit the prison to make sure the scores of wounded POWs had proper...

Russia, Ukraine trade blame for deadly attack on POW prison

Jul. 29, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine accused each other Friday of shelling a prison in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine, an attack that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured after the fall of Mariupol, the city where troops famously held out against a monthslong...

Bravery of Azovstal defenders recalled at Kyiv funeral

Jul. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When he gave himself up to Russian forces in May at the pulverized Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol, the wounded Ukrainian soldier could not say a proper goodbye to his slain friend, whose body had to be left behind with hundreds of other dead. The former...