On uncontrollable Kiev territories of Donbass held in captivity 148 Ukrainians, all of them must be released before the end of the year, said Tuesday the Commissioner of Kiev in the humanitarian sub-group during the trilateral Contact group Irina Gerashchenko.
"according to updated information of the SBU, At a given time (the militia) illegal hold 148 people, including 59 – civil, the rest – of the Soldiers. 800 Ukrainians – in the lists of missing persons ", – wrote Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.
"A clear mission from the President (of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko): the hostages must be released before the end of 2015, confirmed in the channel format in the period of implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - has informed the representative of Ukraine, noting that Kiev was trying to " use all the levers to unlock the process of release of hostages ". October 12 Plenipotentiary representative of the Luhansk people's Republic (LPR) at the Minsk talks Vladislav Danego said that Kyiv is blocking the exchange of prisoners, because the Ukrainian side has not agreed to share according to the formula " all for all ". September 23 Irina Gerashchenko said that at the talks in Minsk Ukraine are unable to come to a common understanding With DND and LNR about the exchange of prisoners. Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, victims of the conflict in the East of Ukraine more than 8 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand has Been damaged health, 1, 5 million people became internally displaced.