Latest Prisoners of war News

Ukraine is investigating alleged prisoner shooting video

Nov. 22, 2022 14:53 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday they were investigating the conduct of Russian troops who appeared in a video that Moscow alleged showed them trying to surrender, then being shot. Video fragments circulated on Russian social media last week that Moscow...

Ukraine says will look into alleged prisoner shooting video

Nov. 20, 2022 07:05 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says it will investigate video footage circulated on Russian social media which Moscow alleged shows that Ukrainian forces killed Russian troops who may have been trying to surrender, after one of the men seemingly refused to lay down his weapon and opened fire. ...

Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96

Nov. 17, 2022 15:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Clary, a French-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II who played a feisty prisoner of war in the improbable 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died. He was 96. Clary died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in the Los...

Russians try to subdue Ukrainian towns by seizing mayors

Nov. 03, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Not long after Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, soldiers broke down the office door of Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov. They put a bag over his head, bundled him into a car and drove him around the southern city for hours, threatening to kill him. Fedorov, 34,...

Ukrainian woman's quest to retrieve body of prisoner of war

Oct. 23, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

CHUBYNSKE, Ukraine (AP) — In the last, brief conversations Viktoria Skliar had with her detained boyfriend, the Ukrainian prisoner of war was making tentative plans for life after his release in an upcoming exchange with Russia. The next time Skliar saw Oleksii Kisilishin, he was...

Russian official says 'practical' issues delay visit to POWs

Oct. 20, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has conducted at least five visits to Ukrainian prisoners of war since Russia invaded Ukraine, a Russian diplomat said Thursday while insisting that “practical arrangements” were holding up a trip to a prison where dozens of POWs...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine-War

Oct. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief has reiterated his appeal to Russia to grant the International Committee of the Red Cross “full access” to all prisoners of war. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday this is required under international humanitarian law,...

UN rights team: Ukrainian POWs face systematic mistreatment

Sep. 27, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators say Ukrainian prisoners of war appear to be facing “systematic” mistreatment — including torture — both when they are captured and when they are transferred into areas controlled by Russian forces or Russia itself. The head of a...

WWII soldier from Tennessee to be buried in Washington

Sep. 26, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee native who died during World War II will be buried this week in Washington state, the Army said. Tech. Sgt. Ross H. Thompson died Dec. 10, 1942, at age 50. He was reported captured with thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members when forces...

Soldier who went missing during Korean War accounted for

Sep. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A soldier from Massachusetts who went missing during the Korean War and was later reported to have died in a prisoner of war camp has been accounted for using modern scientific techniques, military officials said. Army Cpl. Joseph J. Puopolo, 19, of East Boston, was...