30 Ukrainians captured in Libya and Syria within 5 years, - MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

24 people were released so far
17:13, 25 January 2016


More than 30 citizens of Ukraine were captured by Syrian and Libyan illegal Islamic groups in the last 5 years, informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an answer to “UNN”s information request.

“In 2010-2015 Islamic armed groups in Libya captured 27 Ukrainian citizens. 23 of them are now free.” – says the report.

Moreover, since 2010 illegal armed groups in Syria captured 3 citizens of Ukraine.

“As of now one Ukrainian citizen has been released from captivity in Syria,” – informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. 

The Foreign Ministry emphasizes that currently “ultimate political-diplomatic measures are being taken” to ensure the release of Ukrainian citizens captured in Libya and Syria.

Earlier the Foreign Ministry has informed that 2 Ukrainians have been released in Libya. 2 citizens have been captured in Syria since December 2013.

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