The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) believes that some of the Ukrainian prisoners were captured by separatist commanders, as indicated by the Advisor to the Head of the SSU, Yuriy Tandyt, 112 Ukraine reports.
According to him, they expect the release of 47 Ukrainian prisoners in the near future. These POWs have been held in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
"I am confident that these men will be released. We have confirmed 47 hostages from Donetsk and Lugansk. We sent a list of 109 hostages, we know the location of 57 people. We believe that there are other places where our hostages are still alive," he said.
In addition, Tandyt announced that the separatists captured 109 Ukrainians, but 495 people are still missing.
As it was previously reported, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's Parliament), and President Petro Poroshenko's envoy for the Peace Plan for Eastern Ukraine, Iryna Herashchenko, said that the release of the prisoners to be held in the Donbass, was blocked.