This was announced by the SBU Head Adviser Yurii Tandit on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.
"177 Ukrainians are held captive in the self-proclaimed "LPR," "DPR," and in Russia. 60 of them are civilians, others are army soldiers, the National Guard soldiers, and volunteers," Tandit said.
Besides, SBU knows of 30 Ukrainians who are illegally held prisoners in Russia exactly.
"Traces of a Ukrainian soldier were recently revealed in the Belgorod region [of Russia - ed.]. His relatives recognized him on photos. He was kept in a hospital. We are watching his movements as closely as possible. We will do our best to take him out of there at the next opportunity," Tandit announced.