“Seven years have been passed since the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Cross Society in Ukraine have started to receive requests from families whose relatives gone missing as a result of the conflict in Donbas. During the past seven years, the ICRC and the Ukrainian Red Cross Society have received hundreds of requests from such families. As of today, 811 people are still missing,” Gillette said.
In his turn, President of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society Mykola Polishchuk has informed that since the beginning of the armed conflict in Ukraine, it received requests from 928 citizens.
“892 missing persons’ cases were opened; the work on 701 cases is finished, including 154 cases with the release and reunion with families; 115 cases due to the death and burial. In 158 cases, the communication was established with relatives in the territory uncontrolled by Ukraine with the help of the volunteers and employees of Luhansk and Donetsk regional organizations of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society,” he noted.