Nadiya Savchenko, MP, ex-member of Batkivshchyna party and the former pilot of Ukraine’s Armed Forces published the edited lists of Ukrainians illegally held in detention by Russia-backed rebels in Donbas. She also released the corrected lists of those whom the militants demand to be set free.
The respective screenshots are taken from Nadiya Savchenko’s Facebook.
The Ukrainian side demands to release 137 citizens that are illegally held in the occupied territories of Donbas; as of January 16, 2017, one of these people is free by now, another two perished in captivity.
Members of the so-called DPR, Donetsk People’s Republic demand that the Ukrainian government set free 525 people; one of them is Nelya Shtepa, the former mayor of Slovyansk town (Donetsk region), detained and charged with separatism. Court hearings into her case continue.
The self-styled ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ fighters insist that Ukraine release 378 people.
Besides, Nadiya Savchenko released another list, which features Russians, Ukrainians with Russian citizenship, Russian army servicemen and those who committed crimes against Ukraine in 2014-2016.
The Ukrainian MP, who also was political prisoner in Russia, previously published and corrected the lists of individuals that are to be exchanged. The data is being specified and corrected all the time, she says.