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DW News published this video item, entitled “”They say we’re fighting for the right thing, it’s not true,” say Russian POWs in Ukraine | DW News” – below is their description.
Ukraine and Russia recently carried out their largest prisoner swap since the war began, exchanging 144 soldiers each. Both countries insist they are treating prisoners of war according to international agreements. But the United Nations has called for investigations into torture allegations on both sides. DW was the first media outlet to be given access to a Ukrainian pre-trial detention center. DW reporter Anna Fil spoke to Russian POWs in the presence of Ukrainian soldiers. The identities of the prisoners were kept anonymous.
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