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ICRC begins registering hundreds of prisoners of war from Azovstal – Metro US

ICRC begins registering hundreds of prisoners of war from Azovstal

FILE PHOTO: Buses carrying service members of Ukrainian forces who
FILE PHOTO: Buses carrying service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works arrive in Olenivka

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has begun registering hundreds of prisoners of war (POWs) from the besieged Azovstal steel works in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, it said on Thursday.

The ICRC said in a statement that the operation to track fighters leaving the plant, including the wounded, began on Tuesday and was ongoing as of Thursday.

As part of the process, the ICRC records information from the individuals to keep track of those who have been captured.

It added that it is not transporting the POWs to the places where they are held.

(Writing by Miranda Murray, editing by Kirsti Knolle)

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