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Ukraine's humanitarian envoy updates on missing Ukrainians in occupied Donbas

Ukraine's envoy to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas settlement in Minsk, First Deputy Speaker of Ukraine's parliament Iryna Gerashchenko has updated on the number of Ukrainians who are listed as missing in Russian-occupied Donbas.

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Gerashchenko doesn't rule out there are more people who have gone missing in Donbas / Photo from UNIAN

"In keeping with an update by the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, there are 418 names on the list of missing persons as of today. I don't rule out there are more people who have gone missing amid the conflict, and we should find information about all who have disappeared, have been killed and establish what has happened to them," she wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

Two Ukrainian soldiers reported missing in occupied DonbasAccording to her, the SBU and the Minsk group have invested much effort in the search of information about missing persons and established what has happened to several dozen such citizens, she said.

"The Ukrainian side insists on the involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in search of the missing and DNA profiling of dead bodies," she wrote.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Gerashchenko said on March 6 that there were 483 Ukrainians listed as missing by that time.

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