RF was arbitrarily detained and gave militants citizen of Ukraine, – Gerashchenko

РФ безосновательно задержала и отдала боевикам гражданина Украины, - Геращенко

Irina Gerashchenko. Photo from archive “112 Ukraine”

RF was arbitrarily detained and gave militants citizen of Ukraine with the surname Nikolayev. This was at the end of the meeting in Minsk, said first Deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s representative to the Humanities subgroup of the Trilateral contact group Irina Gerashchenko on the page in Facebook.

“Attracted the attention of the coordinator of OSCE to a remarkable fact concerning the hostages. We received information that the Russian Federation groundlessly detained the citizen of Ukraine of Nikolaev and handed it to the ORDO. Moreover, the citizen of Ukraine was passing through the uncontrolled border areas, and that the illegal movement of people is a crime in the context of international humanitarian law”, – said Gerashchenko.

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We will remind, before Gerashchenko informed that Ukraine has made the militants a compromise proposal for the release of hostages.

But after the information that in the Crimea detained the so-called “Ukrainian saboteurs”, Irina Gerashchenko suggested that this is part of the policy of the Russian Federation to seize new hostages.

As reported, the hostage fighters have 109 citizens. Today, Ukraine knows the whereabouts of the 57 hostages. The head of the security Service of Ukraine Vasily Gritsak has declared readiness of the SBU for one of the hostages to give three.