The International Committee of the Red Cross, during the evacuation of defenders from the Azovstal plant, documented the personal data of about 1,800 people.
This was stated by the Director General of the ICRC Robert Mardini at a press conference in Kyiv.
He noted that in the case of the Azovstal plant, the ICRC facilitated the safe exit of combatants from its territory in cooperation with the parties to the armed conflict.
Mardini said that at present, representatives of the organization he leads managed to visit only a few hundred prisoners of war from both sides.
The ICRC does not know the exact number of prisoners of war and will not speculate with figures. At the same time, Mardini noted that representatives of the organization "communicate daily to gain full access to prisoners of war."
Mardini declined to talk about the conditions of the prisoners of war visited by the ICRC, citing the confidentiality of such information.