The enforced disappearances mostly took place in a form of abductions and kidnappings and the victims are 39 men and 4 women.
The first spotted case of enforced disappearance took place on March 3, 2014, and the latest was observed on May 23, 2018.
11 people (all men) out of 43 victims are still missing and one person is in prison.
It is supposed that enforced disappearances were committed by armed groups, such as the Crimean self-defense and Cossack groups, agents of the Russian Federal Security Service; and other law enforcement authorities, including the Crimean police.
Perpetrators have used torture and ill-treatment to force victims to self-incriminate or testify against others, as well as retaliation for their political affiliation or position.
Nobody was prosecuted due to some of the enforced disappearances and for cases of tortures and ill-treatment.
Earlier, Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova said that the number of Ukrainians held captive in the illegally occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas is constantly growing and currently stands at 376 people.