Valentina Romanenko – Sunday, 14 August 2022, 12:23
Russian media reported that Denis Prokopenko, the commander of the Azov Regiment, had been taken to Russia, but this has not yet been confirmed by government agencies and the Red Cross.
Source: Katerina Prokopenko, wife of Azov Regiment Commander Denis Prokopenko, in an interview Suspilne
Quote from Katerina: “I only know that he was taken to Russia, and in general, it has not been confirmed yet. I learned about the whereabouts of Denis through the Russian media. Government agencies have not confirmed it for sure to me, because it is difficult to confirm anything. Here. I understand That Russia has now hidden the command staff, they are hiding other soldiers and officers and not revealing where they are. We wait to see what happens next.
It’s basically the Red Cross’ job to answer me, but I still don’t know where my husband is. Although he is in Russia, there is in principle communication with the Moscow branch of the Red Cross. But not there. This means that there may be some kind of agreement with the same authorities in Russia, not to give information about his whereabouts.
Details: Kateryna Prokopenko complained about Red Cross communication with relatives. She said there were cases when the Red Cross called relatives and told them their sons were in Olenivka or Novoazovsk, but these cases were very rare.
Most of the cases are reports of their whereabouts. But when it comes to health, nutrition, food, conditions, torture, medical care, representatives of international organizations do not have the answers, although they should.
A vivid example of this is the case of the tragedy in Olenivka.
Quote: “Why were there no representatives in Olenivka who saw that those who were moved to those terrible barracks were missing from the list in the barracks? Why did they not observe the digging of pits for graves outside Olenivka? Some independent expert party to check the lists of dead and wounded in Olenivka provided by Russia It should be brought, but it is not.
We thought so [party] Was supposed to come from the Red Cross or the UN, but none, so don’t trust these lists. If you ask who is in touch with the prisoners of war who were exchanged, no one has seen the Red Cross since they left Azovstal.