Daria Morozova inspected detention conditions of AFU servicemen who laid down their arms and defected to Republic

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Today, on February 26, the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR Daria Morozova held confidential meetings with the former servicemen of the AFU, who voluntarily had laid their arms and defected to the Republic in the course of the special military operation in order to protect Donbass from armed aggression of Ukraine.

The Ombudsman inspected the detention conditions of these persons, clarified current needs and the health status, explained rights and responsibilities, answered the questions.

“We are talking about more than 40 persons, including women and wounded, who took part in the hostilities on the southern direction and were abandoned by their command on the positions with no connection and support, – Daria Morozova said. – In the course of conversation I was convinced that the decision to lay down their arms was voluntary. They don’t complain about detention conditions, food and treatment. All who needed was provided with medical care in full.”

To date, the main interest of the former servicemen of the AFU is about their fate. The Ombudsman confirmed that all people among serviceman of the AFU, who voluntarily had laid down their arms, will be able to go home after the completion of the special operation.

In turn, Daria Morozova continues to monitor the detention conditions in the territory of the Republic. Also, the Ombudsman’s Office created feedback channels for relatives of these Ukrainian soldiers. Mothers and wives can apply for information through Phone numbers of “hot” lines +38 (071) 301-73-52 and +38 (071) 404-69-29. It is also possible to send questions to the e-mail address: [email protected].