This is the third time in world history that such an initiative will be implemented.

Ukraine has created mixed medical commissions to exchange POW (prisoners of war). Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War, said this during a briefing and presentation “Ukraine has created an additional tool for the release of prisoners – mixed medical commissions” at the Military Media Center.

“Ukraine announces the creation of mixed medical commissions. This will help to release Ukrainian prisoners and help the enemy to return their prisoners. This is the third time in world history that such an initiative will be implemented,” said the speaker.

Andriy Yusov also emphasized that Ukraine had previously returned seriously wounded Russians quickly and ensured proper treatment of all prisoners of war, regardless of their nationality.

According to the Geneva Conventions, the commission involves three doctors: one from the country holding the prisoners of war and two from neutral countries.

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