157 Ukrainians in militant captivity - Gerashchenko

15:00, 31 August 2015
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Among the captives there are about a hundred troops and security forces officials, while the rest are civilians, according to a Facebook post by Iryna Gerashchenko, MP, the President’s envoy for peaceful settlement of conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, citing the updated information from the Security Service of Ukraine.


In addition, she said, as of August 31, 2,903 Ukrainians were released from captivity. "In particular, 1,057 troops from the Ukrainian Army, 64 fighters from volunteer battalions, 101 police officers, 261 troops from the National Guard and about 1,400 civilians," wrote Iryna Gerashchenko.

There are 814 MIAs, according to the SBU information, said Gerashchenko.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a 12 on 12 swap took place on August 27 when Ukrainian captives were exchanged for militants earlier detained by Ukrainian authorities. 

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