Contents tagged with hostages

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine is ready to exchange 313 separatists for 88 Ukrainian prisoners

    Ukraine is ready to hand over 313 people to separatists in exchange for 88 Ukrainian Ukrainian prisoners who are in captivity in the separatist-held territory of the Donbas, as stated at a briefing by the Ukrainian representative to the subgroup on humanitarian issues of the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in the Donbas, Iryna Herashchenko.

    "We managed to establish the location 88 of our hostages out of 144. We are ready to hand over 313 people in exchange for their …

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine knows the location of 88 prisoners out of 144 held captive by separatists

    The representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group of the Tripartite Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in the Donbas, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko stated that Ukraine knows where 87 out of the 144 Ukrainian prisoners are held in the Donbas. However, according to her, the separatists have confirmed only 71 hostages, Radio Liberty reports.

    "In the last year, the key theme of all the meetings of the humanitarian subgroup has …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: 144 Ukrainians are held captive by the separatists

    As of September 2, there are 144 Ukrainians being held captive by the separatists in the Donbas, as stated by the adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Yuri Tandit on 112 Ukraine TV.

    "In recent days, unfortunately, the number has increased slightly because ordinary civilians were detained, who had no weapons and were not near the line of demarcation, and were not participants of the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation]. They have been accused of espionage and other crimes that …

  • Security Service of Ukraine reported that the separatists released two Ukrainian prisoners

    Vitaliy Rudenko, acting judge of the Luhansk Court of Appeals, was released from captivity by separatists, announced the press service of the Security Service of Ukrain. According to the SBU, Rudenko was returned to Ukrainian-controlled territory the day before with the assistance of the Patriot volunteer group.

    "For nine months he was illegally detained and subjected to torture by the LPR (Lunahsk People’s Republic) MGB. The leadership of the SBU informed the President of Ukraine about the …

  • The President of Finland spoke with Putin about Ukraine and called for the release of the prisoners

    President of Finland Sauli Niinistö discussed the situation in Ukraine with his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, Helsingin Sanomat reported.

    “We also talked about the situation in Ukraine, which is not improving. The ceasefire remains the primary task and the onward progress, at least must be taken in small steps. For example, it is necessary to release the prisoners,” the President Niinistö said.

    President Putin arrived on Thursday, July 27 at the Finnish city of Savonlinna for …