Unian reports that militants hold prisoners about 400 people.
This information was reported by Colonel-General Volodymyr Ruban, who is the head of the Center for the exchange of prisoners and the leader of the «Officer corps».
He said that «two weeks ago, the Ukrainian authorities, including the Security Service and the People’s Deputy Iryna Gerashchenko, declared 400 people; a week ago they started to talk about 270 soldiers. Donetsk side doesn’t confirm me that this week it has released 130 prisoners». These words were said when he asked about the number of Ukrainian soldiers captive.
Ruban added: «We have information about 400 people, but we include in our statistics not only the prisoners, but also citizens that switched to the other side».
Source: Ukraine Crisis Media Center