Advisor to the Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine Yuri Tandyt wrote this on Facebook.
"To date, more than 3,000 captives have been released, but 152 people more are still illegally held in the occupied area of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, while dozens of our compatriots are held in the territory of the Russian Federation," he wrote.
Tandyt added that the participants in the meeting of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations discussed this issue the other day. The meeting was held in the Ar-Rahma mosque in Kyiv.
"At yesterday's meeting, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations approves the appeal to the Pope, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the World Council of Churches, the Conference of European Churches, the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Conference of European Rabbis, the Patriarch of Jerusalem with the request to facilitate the early release of captives," Tandyt noted.