"As of today, we are speaking of 131 persons - 131 hostages are being held not only in Donetsk and Luhansk, but also in the territory of Russia. There are 57 people whose exact location is known to us," Tandit said on air of 5 Channel on Monday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
He informed that the Ukrainian party passed its list of prisoners at a regular meeting of the Tripartite contact group in Minsk, Belarus. "However, this time the talks were conducted in caps lock voice," Tandit noted.
"I will say more. I started talking about our guys being, unfortunately, tortured there. Roman Katsapiy, a father of six, died on Friday. I remember his case when we were discussing with one of the female interlocutors how this guy Roman would be released. He was in grave condition, I managed to agree on two wounded guys, and when she was describing his belongings, she babbled that he had stab wounds, so I understood that he had been tortured.
"I would say this is an example of what's being done there (torturing)," Yurii Tandit said.
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