In Ukraine, almost 30,000 people are considered missing under special circumstances

In Ukraine, almost 30,000 people are considered missing under special circumstances


Office of the Ombudsman of Ukraine

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In Ukraine, nearly 30,000 people are considered missing under special circumstances or illegally deprived of their freedom due to the full-scale invasion of Russia.

However, due to the fact that the Unified Register of Persons Missing in Special Circumstances is still in the state of data filling and verification, the number may be much higher, are reported in the Office of the Ombudsman.

They note that all missing people are divided into three categories: children, civilians and prisoners of war.

Among the civilians detained by Russia are sick and vulnerable groups of the population, said Oleksandr Kononenko, representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the system of security and defense sector bodies.

“Of all the civilians who were illegally detained and convicted by the Russian Federation, about 1,600 people have been verified”he added.

Also, during a meeting with representatives of the Moscow Mechanism of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, he informed that three OSCE employees are being held hostage in Russia.

Dmytro Lubinets, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, noted that the Moscow Mechanism of the OSCE was launched in Ukraine recently.

“This made it possible to create a special international mission consisting of independent experts. The Secretariat of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is one of the first state bodies to which experts visited.” Lubinets added.

We used to reportedthat relatives of missing Ukrainians can apply for help to the ombudsman.





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