108 people held hostage in occupied Donbas, 495 gone missing, - SBU

61 captives and 135 missing persons are servicemen and law enforcers.

Censor.NET reports citing the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) press service.

"As of Nov. 22, 108 people (including 61 servicemen and law enforcers) are being held hostage by militants, while the fate of 495 people (including 135 servicemen and law enforcers) remains unknown," the report reads citing data by the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the search and release of illegally imprisoned individuals, hostages and establishing the location of the missing in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation.

The SBU is going to initiate the provision of medical and legal assistance to relatives of hostages and missing persons.

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"SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak has instructed regional security agencies to unite efforts with local executive authorities, enterprises, institutions, organizations and certain citizens (upon their consent) so as to provide necessary psychological, medical and legal assistance to this category of citizens and help them with social benefits," the press service says.

At the initiative of the SBU, local authorities are considering the possibility to provide targeted material assistance on the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Dec. 6) to the families of captive and missing soldiers.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n416375