UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST, 2022, 11:48
Oleh Kotenko, Commissioner for Issues of Persons Missing under Special Circumstances, has reported that the bodies of 522 defenders, who were on the list of missing persons, have already been returned to Ukraine.
Source: Kotenko during 24/7 national newscast
Quote from Kotenko: "There is an exact number of the bodies of our defenders that we have recovered - we managed to recover 522 bodies. We are picking up (bodies - ed.) from different fronts, not only from the Donetsk front, we are picking them up from the Luhansk and Kharkiv fronts."
Details: Kotenko has given assurances that Ukraine is working hard to recover all the bodies of the fallen. He also clarified that so far negotiations with the occupiers have not been conducted directly, but through the International Red Cross.
Previously: In July, Iryna Vereshchuk, the Deputy Prime Minister-Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, reported that during the full-scale war with Russia, Ukraine has managed to recover the bodies of more than 400 dead defenders.
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