Militants of Russian hybrid army in the Donbas have confirmed that they hold 47 Ukrainian hostages. Ukraine hopes for their release, adviser to SBU head Yurii Tandit said to journalists, Censor.NET reports citing LIGA.net.
He said the lists presented by the militants earlier were incorrect.
"After we received correct lists, we are working with them. We are willing to use the [exchange] formula and to release anyone we can release legally. We hope at least 47 hostages will be released now, who are illegally held in Donetsk and Luhansk," he said.
Tandit said 47 names have been confirmed by militants.
"They started confirming them since Aug. 3. Before that, only 20 were confirmed, although we sent the lists of 109. We know where 57 [people] are detained for sure. And will move on. We are certain there are more places where field commanders hold our hostages alive," he said.