Gerashchenko: 250 Ukrainians still illegally held by Russia and militants
About 250 citizens of Ukraine are being illegally held by Russian-backed militants and the Russian Federation, Ukrainian presidential envoy for the peaceful settlement of the Donbas conflict and Ukrainian representative of the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, MP Iryna Gerashchenko said on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
"For the last two months, our humanitarian subgroups were able to release 30 Ukrainians from the militant captivity. About 250 Ukrainians are still in captivity," she said.
Gerashchenko said that the priority of the Trilateral Contact Group talks in Minsk was the release of prisoners.