Militants artificially understate the number of Ukrainian hostages held – Gerashchenko

Боевики искусственно занижают число удерживаемых украинских заложников, – Геращенко

Irina Gerashchenko

The self-proclaimed “Donetsk and Luhansk people’s Republic” to artificially understate the number of Ukrainian hostages held. About this Facebook said Commissioner President of Ukraine on peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass Irina Gerashchenko.

“Artificially lower the number of hostages, (representatives – ed.) ORDO give no information about those detained. For example, now in the list of the SBU with whom we work in the Minsk group, more than 100 people, the fall of the militants was confirmed only 20 of this list, since September is already 48, although we know the whereabouts of 58! But they are hiding, lying that there are none, and others refuse to look,” – wrote Gerashchenko.

She added that fighters need to give them those who have committed serious crimes.

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“To artificially increase the number of hostages, they grab civilian, some ultras, adolescents, women who have come to visit someone in the occupied territories and then blackmailed them Ukrainian side in return pass those who committed heavy crimes against the state”, – added Gerashchenko said that “fighters don’t think for themselves, scenario written in the Kremlin.”

Before Gerashchenko said that Ukraine has managed to establish the whereabouts of 58 prisoners of Ukrainian citizens who are illegally detained in the Donbass.