As reported by Censor.NET, adviser to the head of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Yurii Tandit said on air of Channel 5.
"Unfortunately, the number of hostages is growing: 118 our heroes are illegally held in Donetsk and Luhansk," he said.
"Besides, I am disclosing an important figure for the first time: 3,136 persons have been released or located, 416 people are unaccounted for," Tandit added.
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