The head of the Interior Ministry in Donetsk region Viacheslav Abroskin in his interview to Obozrevatel stated that 272 people were kidnapped in Donetsk region in 2015 and nearly 25% of them are still missing.
“Following the 2014 police recorded about a thousand abductions, missing citizens, including military personnel. To be more precise, from April to December 2014 the police received 946 allegations of evidence of illegal abduction or deprivation of liberty rights. Of this number, we could not find 341 people, 600 victims were found,” mentioned the head of the Interior Ministry in Donetsk region.
“The list of captives includes names of about 240 Ukrainians, but the militants give deliberately underestimated numbers,” states Iryna Herashchenko, President’s envoy for his Peace plan for Eastern Ukraine. She said the gunmen asked for release of those detained even in the area ATO for committing or suspected of committing a serious crime.