Gerashchenko tells about injuries Ukrainian hostages sustained while in militant captivity

13:40, 29 December 2017
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Twenty-four former prisoners are undergoing medical examination and rehabilitation at a military hospital, while 41 released (both civilians and military among them) have been admitted at the hospital of the State Administration of Affairs, according to a Ukrainian envoy to the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup and First Deputy Parliament Speaker Iryna Gerashchenko.

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"Many have old head injuries, teeth are knocked out, which evidences torture (many were severely beaten during their first hardest days)... Everyone will be provided with medical care, dental services. The Ministry of Social Policy is also working out all technical details so that the released receive a one-time monetary aid in the near future. The team of psychologists led by Vadym Svyrydenko is also actively working with the released and their families," she wrote on Facebook.

Read alsoU.S. calls for "all-for-all" detainee swap in DonbasShe noted that the former prisoners most of all dream of rest and a small holiday travel with their families.

"In the meantime, we are working to implement the second stage of liberation as soon as possible," Gerashchenko added.

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