The visit was made possible thanks to the support of the red cross.
In Lugansk the Ukrainian military prisoners, five relatives came, said adviser head of the SBU Yury tandit on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“We are talking about 5 Ukrainian hostages…. Arrived their relatives, mother, sister, a few of the volunteers who accompany them to Lugansk,” – said of the Tandem.
He noted that the visit was made possible as a result of agreements that were reached in Minsk and with the support of the red cross.
According to Tandit, representatives of the security forces from the Ukrainian side can not go over the line of demarcation, “although we have repeatedly offered their participation in such events”.
“Representatives ORDO and Olga Kobzeva (head of the working group “LNR” in Minsk on the exchange of prisoners of war) gave us verbal assurances … We hope that this visit will give us some perspective in the liberation of the hostages,” – said of the Tandem.
He also said that a similar visit was prepared and in Donetsk, but “never finished”.
We will remind, earlier the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group of the Trilateral contact group in Minsk, Irina Herashchenko said that the representatives of ORDA require the return of the almost 200 people who want to live in the territories controlled by Ukraine.