Gerashchenko: "Militants don't allow Red Cross to search for missing people in Donbas"
21:32, 6 May 2016

Gerashchenko: "Militants don't allow Red Cross to search for missing people in Donbas"

115 Ukrainians still remain among the hostages, more than 650 are reported missing

21:32, 6 May 2016

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According to the official lists of the Security Service of Ukraine, now 155 Ukrainians remain in militants’ captivity in occupied territories, among them are civilian and military persons. This was reported by the first vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group Irina Gerashchenko.

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"We know the places of only a few dozen of these people and our goal is to understand the fate of each of them, find and release. All this year we are fighting for the admission of the International Committee of the Red Cross to prisons in the occupied territory and the search for missing persons (more than 650 citizens of Ukraine), "- said Gerashchenko.

According to her words, it had already succeeded in the admission of the Red Cross with small humanitarian missions to the occupied territories, but prisons remain closed for the search of Ukrainian hostages.

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