WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (CNN) - Ukrainian Major General Borys Kremenetsky told reporters in Washington Saturday that Ukraine had captured around 200 Russian soldiers who were "badly equipped."

"We captured around 200 Russian soldiers, some of them 19 years old, not trained at all, badly equipped. We treat them according to Geneva Convention, according to international humanitarian law," Kremenetsky, who is a defense official at the Embassy of Ukraine in the US said.
CNN has not been able to independently verify the general's claims.

He also said the soldiers were allowed to "call their parents" and were given food and water.
Kremenetsky said he is working closely with the Pentagon, but Ukraine still needs more support with military aid.

"There is list of crucial requirements, and we still need more capabilities. I can assure you that what we received already were used in a proper way," he said.