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 "We are aware of captivity of 87 Ukrainian hostages out of 144," Iryna Herashchenko

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The Ukrainian side is aware of location of 87 captive Ukrainians out of 144 POWs in the Donbas.

This was announced by deputy Speaker Iryna Herashchenko on the sidelines of the Verknovna Rada, Censor.NET reports citing Espreso.TV.

"We are aware of the location of 87 Ukrainian hostages out of 144," Herashchenko said.

She added that only 71 persons were confirmed by the Donbas republics during the most recent meeting in Minsk.

Herashchenko also said that the terrorists are blackmailing the Ukrainian side with a request to include in the exchange list 43 persons that have nothing to do with the ATO area.

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