Pro-Russian mercenaries held in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Donbass 168 hostages. This was announced by first Deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s representative to the Humanities subgroup of the trilateral contact group Irina Gerashchenko, the press service of the Ministry.

“We hope that the New year will be a process of liberation of our 74 heroes. Do everything” – said Gerashchenko.

She recalled that in the last year and a half process of the release of the hostages was blocked.

October 31, Gerashchenko reported about 152 Ukrainians, who were captured by the militants in ORDA.

The DNI and LC – terrorist organizations seized with the support of the Russian Federation of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. Both organizations created, funded and maintained by Russia, where, among other things, the terrorists are getting fighters, trainers, and heavy equipment, weapons, ammunition, and fuel.

See also: Gerashchenko announced the most ambitious hostage exchange

The number of hostages the militants in the Donbas from the end of October increased 08.12.2017

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