Donbas militants hold in captivity 111 Ukrainian citizens

Donbas militants hold in captivity 111 Ukrainian citizens A total of 111 people, both civilians and servicemen, are currently being held captive in the territory of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Ukraine's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group humanitarian subgroup and Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada's First Deputy Speaker, Iryna Gerashchenko, said.

"After the release of Ivan Bezyazykov, according to the information provided by the Ukrainian Security Service, to which we refer, there are 111 Ukrainian citizens remaining in the occupied territories. Among them are civilians and servicemen," she told reporters on the sidelines of Verkhovna Rada proceedings on Wednesday.

Read also: Ukrainian colonel released from 2-year captivity in Donbas

On July 5, Gerashchenko said that a Ukrainian army officer, Col. Bezyazykov, had been released from captivity in Donbas, after being held captive since August 2014.
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