Donetsk, Apr 13 - DAN. Living standards in DPR penal institutions meet international guidelines, the Republic's Ombudswoman Daria Morozova.

"As a commissioner for human rights, I visit (detention centres) two or three times a week to check on the conditions these people live in (Ukrainian prisoners of war). I, as a human rights commissioner,  have no complaints about our detention system," she said.

She did not provide the exact number of Ukrainian troops held captive.

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision was made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him asking for help.

The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect people who have been continuously shelled and subjected to other forms of genocide by Ukraine for eight years. *ot