Kiev confirms in writing 82 DPR supporters held captive in Ukraine – Morozova

August 20, 2018 13:17

Donetsk, Aug 20 – DAN. Kiev has documented to Donetsk that it holds 82 supporters of the Republic in captivity, said DPR Ombudswoman Daria Morozova.

“From 260 people we are looking for in the Ukrainian territory, 82 have been officially confirmed to us (to be held captive),” she said.

Morozova said that requests had been sent to Kiev to confirm that 32 other persons have been detained in Ukraine, as some documents identify them as held captive. “These are ether copies of criminal case files or a first instance court’s verdicts copies; person’s statements or links to media publications showing detention of a person.”

Earlier DPR said that on August 21-22 during the meeting in Minsk, it shall request Kiev to provide the list of 449 Republic’s supporters detained since the start of the Joint Forces Operation in Donbass, as the operation’s command announced.

Another round of talks of the Contact Group is scheduled for August 22. DPR top negotiator Denis Pushilin said the subgroups for security, political issues and humanitarian issues would have two-day meetings starting August 21. *ot