Head of Joint Coordination Center of release of hostages at the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Yuriy Tandit informed this during press briefing in Kyiv.
‘I hope that due to agreements intimated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, it will be possible that most of our guys are released till the new year’, – said Tandit.
According to him, terrorists keep hostages 181 servicemen.
Meanwhile he specified that according to data from Security Service of Ukraine, as of December 8, the number of hostages in 684. 1.6 Ukrainian citizens are considered missing.
Tandit ensured that those considered missing are also found.
Previously we have reported that, 20 years ago by signing Budapest Memorandum Ukraine surrendered huge nuclear arsenal in exchange for security assurances from the USA, the UK and Russia.