Ten women held captive in occupied Donbas

Ten women held captive in occupied Donbas

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There are ten women among a total of 158 captives who are held by militants in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

"There are ten women among a total of 158 captives who are held by militants in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions," First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko told reporters on the sidelines of the First Ukrainian Women's Congress, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to her, the Ukrainian authorities insist that "the women should be released first from the illegal detention in prisons."

The First Ukrainian Women's Congress has kicked off in Kyiv on the initiative of the interfactional association of Ukrainian lawmakers "Equal Opportunities." The event is attended by about 300 women and men who have achieved success in politics and business, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations and media.

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