After an operational meeting in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, President of the Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, told the press that over 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers who have surrendered are detained and being investigated in Russia.
Most of them have been interrogated by investigators, he told TASS news agency.
He said that there are five commanders of Ukrainian Armed Forces units among them involved in genocidal actions against civilians in the rebel region of Donbas.
Bastrykin also said that the Ukrainian soldiers and ultranationalists had banned the inhabitants of Mariupol from leaving the city since February, according to the testimony of the interviewed refugees.
Witnesses said that they were threatened, and Kiev forces mined roads and fired small weapons at convoys trying to leave the city.