Ukraine returned the bodies of 25 dead defenders

12:23 26 July Kyiv, Ukraine

Once again, the procedure for exchanging the bodies of the dead military took place. Ukraine returned the bodies of 25 of its defenders. The process of returning the bodies takes place in accordance with the norms of the Geneva Convention.

This was reported in the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

The operation was once again carried out with the cooperation of Oleg Kotenko, Commissioner for Missing Persons, and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.

The return of the bodies of Ukrainian defenders began in June, when the first such exchange took place. Then Ukraine returned 160 bodies of soldiers who died at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, of which 52 dead were soldiers of the Azov regiment.

The second exchange of the dead took place according to the formula "50 to 50". Then, out of 50 bodies of Ukrainian defenders, 37 were the defenders of the Azovstal plant.