Seven Ukrainian sailors captured amid pirate attack on vessel off Africa There is no further information about the captives.
13:25, 23 March 2020
ICRC to have access to Ukrainian captives in occupied Donbas to speed up their release – Yermak According to Yermak, such an agreement was reached at a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk.
19:18, 14 March 2020
Ukraine, U.S. to exchange experience in searching POW, MIA soldiers The respective memorandum was signed by Ukraine's Defense Ministry and the U.S. Department of Defense.
10:57, 06 August 2019
Four Ukrainian hostages freed in occupied Donbas arrive in Kyiv (Photo, video) The Ukrainians arrived at Ukraine's Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) from Minsk.
20:15, 28 June 2019
Ukrainian MP Rabinovych gives names of four Ukrainian captives to be released from Donbas The four detainees are reportedly to be transferred to Viktor Medvedchuk in Minsk, Belarus, on June 28.
15:59, 27 June 2019
EU calls on Russia to release Ukrainian sailors "unconditionally" European leaders also urge Moscow to ensure free passage of all ships through the Kerch Straits, in accordance with international law.
09:00, 21 June 2019
Zelensky to families of seamen captured by Russia: "They will be released soon" The president has assured he is keeping the situation under control.
21:20, 14 June 2019
Ukraine lodges request with ITLOS, seeking release of 24 Ukrainian sailors in Russia The Ukrainian side offered Russia to hold consultations in The Hague on April 23 and is awaiting a response.
18:56, 16 April 2019
Hundred days in Russian captivity: Ombudsperson demands release of Ukrainian POW sailors Ukraine is calling on the Russian Federation to comply with the norms of international humanitarian law, in particular, the 1949 Geneva Convention.
15:20, 04 March 2019
Ukrainian hostages scratched out of swap lists could be tortured to death – Humanitarian envoy The Ukrainian side at the Minsk talks has demanded a full report on the fate of 13 Ukrainian hostages crossed off the exchange list as well as over 70 Ukrainians, whom occupiers deny to have captured.
19:20, 30 January 2019
Syrian Kurds apprehend eight ISIS fighters, incl. Zarmanbetov of Ukrainian origin Zarmanbetov, allegedly being a member of a jihadist group, is suspected of planning attacks on civilians in Syria.
02:35, 10 January 2019
Russia to exploit issue of captive Ukrainian sailors, political prisoners release in context of Ukraine elections – Klimkin Ukraine's minister is convinced the Ukrainian sailors will not be released until the court in Russia hands down its rulings.
15:40, 08 January 2019
Ukraine's Justice Ministry hopes ECHR to recognize Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia as POWs Lishchyna expects that the case will be considered quickly enough.
15:15, 08 January 2019
Leader of Ukraine's church asks Orthodox churches to pray for peace, release of captives Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I handed the tomos of autocephaly (independence) over to leader of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy in Istanbul on Sunday, January 6.
14:45, 06 January 2019
Ukraine pays almost US$3,600 to each family of 24 Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia This was the initiative of Ukraine's Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.
20:59, 30 December 2018
Merkel, Macron demand Russia immediately free captive Ukrainian sailors All the 24 Ukrainian sailors have declared themselves to be prisoners of war.
17:50, 28 December 2018
Human rights activists collect data on 102 civilians, 13 military held by Donbas militants A Ukrainian tanker Bohdan Pantyushenko and special forces' Serhiy Hlondar and Oleksandr Korynkov were captured almost four years ago.
15:40, 16 December 2018
Merkel calls on Putin to free 24 captive Ukrainian sailors The main subject of the conversation was the situation in the Kerch Strait.
01:40, 11 December 2018
Ukrainian consuls visit seven Ukrainian seamen in Moscow detention center - MFA The schedule of visits to other captured sailors has already been set.
20:00, 07 December 2018