In the Donbass went missing 498

На Донбассе пропали без вести 498 человек

Most of the missing civilians.

In the list of missing persons, which is used in the work of the Minsk group, today, 498 people, of whom 347 – civil, among them are the volunteers, the doctors, the others – military and volunteers. About this on his page in Facebook said the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group of the Trilateral contact group on settling the crisis in Donbas, first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko.

“The missing persons list, which we use in the work of the Minsk group, today, 498 people, of whom 347 – civil, among them are the volunteers, doctors. The rest – the military, volunteers, some of them went missing 2 years ago, including after the Ilovaisk tragedy,” she wrote.

According to Gerashchenko, the process of search for missing and release of hostages can be activated, if this will connect international Committee of the red cross.

“Ukraine defends this stance and supports the creation of a special search engine. I also share the position to strengthen the protection of the families of the hostages and missing persons. We are ready to cooperate with international organizations for improvement of the legislation”, – said Gerashchenko.

Informed Gerashchenko reported that in captivity in the Donbass remains 109 Ukrainians.
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