Detained Russian servicemen are not prisoners of war but terrorists - General Staff

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The Russian military captured in Luhansk will not be exchanged for captive Ukrainians.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine spokesperson Vladyslav Selezniov said on air of Espreso.TV, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

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"These guys are not prisoners of war because of the legal status of our country... We cannot recognize them as prisoners of war in these circumstances. But they are terrorists who have committed a crime because they have killed the soldier who participated in anti-terrorist operation. Therefore, the relevant authorized investigators have the particular task to establish the degree of involvement of each of them in the murder of the Ukrainian servicemen," Selezniov said.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n336679