136 Ukrainians are held hostage to militants in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

136 people are held hostage to pro-Russian terrorists, about 700 are missing in Donbas
12:37, 11 February 2016


136 people are hostage to Russia’s hybrid army in Donbas, stated the Advisor of the President of Ukraine on peace in Donetsk and Luhansk regions Iruna Herashchenko, informed  

“Currently 136 citizens of Ukraine are held hostage to militants in Donbas. These are civilians, soldiers, including 9 political prisoners, detained in Russian prisons”, - Herashchenko said.

700 peopleareconsideredmissing.

Herashchenko added that some of the hostages are journalists. Some people have been held hostage for more than a year.

“Militants have made a statement that they may apply death penalty to our hostages. In the Center of Europe we are being threatened with violent actions, similar to those carried out by the Islamic State. ISIS is discussed internationally, Syria is discussed internationally. There’s not a single statement about violations in Donbas!” – she said. 

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