ICRC Visits Two Soldiers Detained in Ukraine

The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday that it had visited two men captured in eastern Ukraine at the weekend who are now in hospital in Kiev. Ukraine on Monday showed a video online of two prisoners it said were Russian soldiers who had killed Ukrainian troops in fighting in its east and said they would be prosecuted for "terrorist acts". Russia denies active military backing for pro-Russian separatist forces in Ukraine. ICRC spokeswoman Jennifer Tobias told Reuters, "The aim of the visit was to assess their condition and help them establish and maintain contact with their families."