This was announced by First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukrayinska Pravda online newspaper reports.
"3,080 people have been released since the onset of the war thanks to the joint efforts of the President, the diplomatic mission, the Security Service of Ukraine... However, only 80 captives have been freed this year," she said at the meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions of Ukraine in Kyiv on Monday.
Yesterday, Adviser to the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Yuri Tandyt said that the “DPR” militants had confirmed they held captive 42 citizens of Ukraine now.
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