45 people went missing in the territory of Crimea over the six years of Russian occupation. It was reported by the press service of the Representation of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Facebook with reference to the data of Crimea SOS public organization.
"Enforced disappearances are one of the most serious crimes committed by the occupier, creating an atmosphere of fear, intimidating relatives and friends of those who disappeared. Russia commits such crimes both in its territories when thousands of people in Chechnya have been forcibly disappeared, and in the occupied territories,” the Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva said.
Tasheva urged not to forget the names of all victims of enforced disappearances in the occupied Ukrainian territories and recalled the list of those who were awaited at home: Valerii Vashchuk, Ivan Bondarets, Vasyl Chernysh, Timur Shaimardanov, Seiran Zinedinov, Isliam Dzhepparov, Dzhevdet Isliamov, Eskender Apseliamov, Fedir Kostenko, Mukhtar Arislanov, Arlen Terekhov, Ruslan Haniiev, Arsen Aliiev, Eskender Ibraimov, Ervin Ibrahimov.
Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is currently forming a Commission on the Issues of Persons Gone Missing under Special Circumstances.
As we reported earlier, according to Serhiy Nayev, the commander of the Joint Forces Operation, there are 32,500 Russian military servicemen stationed in the annexed Crimea.