About 15,000 military and 11,000 civilians are considered missing - Ukraine's Interior Ministry
Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Leonid Tymchenko said that about 15 thousand military and 11 thousand civilians are considered missing under special circumstances in Ukraine
Tymchenko said this during a national marathon.
"As of now, more than 26 thousand people are wanted, and they are the ones who are missing under special circumstances. Of these, 11,000 are civilians and about 15,000 are military personnel," he said.
Tymchenko also described the changes in the process of search coordination after the authority to work with the Unified Register of Missing Persons was transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to him, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has set up its own call center, which is staffed daily by specialists with psychological skills. The agency also continues to provide excerpts from the register and keeps track of information about each missing person.
As of October 5, about 9,000 families have already received extracts from the Unified Register of Missing Persons.
The Ministry is cooperating with the National Police and the State Intelligence Service, which are coordinating the search.
Earlier it was reported that the government had amended the list of powers of the Commissioner for Persons Missing in Special Circumstances: The Ministry of Internal Affairs is now in charge of the unified register of missing persons.