Deputy VR Chair: 112 people still held by militants in Donbas

A total of 112 people, both civilians and servicemen, are still held captive by separatists in eastern Ukraine.

First Deputy Parliamentary Chair Iryna Herashchenko said this at a briefing, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"To date, according to information from the Security Service of Ukraine, 112 people, both civilians and servicemen, are still being held captive by militants," she said. Herashchenko added that 12 Ukrainian political prisoners are still being held illegally in the Russian Federation.

She stressed that even the OSCE mission acknowledged the militants were guilty of blocking the hostage release process.


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