156 Ukrainians are held in captivity of militants
09:25, 9 September 2015

156 Ukrainians are held in captivity of militants

Nearly 100 of them are soldiers and battalions' fighters

09:25, 9 September 2015


“According to the updated information from the Security Service, which works in close cooperation our humanitarian subgroup, there are 156 Ukrainians kept in captivity. About 100 of them are our soldiers and volunteer battalions' fighters. 50 of them are civilians; some of them are volunteers, journalists, doctors, etc. We make everything possible to free the hostages,” stated President’s envoy for his Peace plan for Eastern Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko.

During this year, 2905 Ukrainians have been found and released. Approximately half of them belong to Ukrainian security forces, and the other half are civilians. 803 man considered missing.

"I hope that today we, the humanitarian subgroup, will receive confirmation that the international mission will have an access to the occupied territories to search for missing persons and identify those dead," said Herashchenko.

As was reported yesterday, two Ukrainian soldiers were released from the Russian-backed militants’ captivity. 

September 5, near the administrative border with Crimea three Ukrainian soldiers were lost. In the area of the disappearance two cars were witnessed; probably, the people from those cars illegally detained the soldiers. The communication with the missing paratroopers is failed.

Related: Contact with Ukrainian paratroopers detained in Crimea is lost

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