Separatists have captured a Ukrainian citizen, who has UN employee status. The Ukrainian member of the UN monitoring mission was captured in Donetsk, deputy Irina Gerashchenko reported on her Facebook account.
The UN press service has confirmed the deputy’s information and added that the prisoner was being treated well.
The UN has mobilized all the resources to provide immediate and unconditional release of its employee. Furthermore, it urges all the parties to show respect to the employee and members of his family in the difficult situation of his release.
According to Korrespondent.net, the separatists still hold 130 Ukrainian hostages in certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. It was reported by the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak on February 6.