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Lubinets announces the number of civilians held captive by Russia

Jul 10, 2024

The Russian Federation is forcibly detaining about 14,000 Ukrainian civilians. However, it is more difficult to bring them home than children or the military.


According to RBC-Ukraine, this was stated by Human Rights Ombudsman Lubinets during a press conference "To return means to save".

According to him, civilians are the most difficult category to return from Russia.

This is due to the fact that civilians cannot be subject to the exchange procedure: civilians are illegally deprived of their personal freedom, and if a civilian is detained, they must be released immediately.

And also with the fact that the Russians are trying to turn civilians into criminals and pass judgments on them.

Currently, more than 14,000 people are considered missing under special circumstances.

"This number includes Ukrainian citizens who have been detained by Russia since 2014. In the territory of the Republic of Crimea, in the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and since the beginning of the full-scale invasion in all the territories of Ukraine that were or are under occupation," Lubinets said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 10/07/2024

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