Ukraine identifies 4,337 Ukrainians taken captive by Russia during war
The Commission tasked with determining instances of deprivation of personal liberty due to Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine has confirmed the captivity of 4,337 individuals
This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Reintegration.
At a meeting of the Commission, which operates under the Ministry of Reintegration, "the fact of deprivation of liberty was established in relation to 4,337 people (3,574 military and 763 civilians)."
The relevant data is entered into the Unified Register of persons in respect of whom the deprivation of personal liberty was established as a result of armed aggression against Ukraine.
"The National Information Bureau, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Reintegration, has been appointed as the administrator of this Register," the ministry's press service said.
Based on the data on the number of prisoners, the Ministry of Reintegration disburses one-time and annual state financial assistance payments. Since the beginning of this year, UAH 422 million has already been paid to those released from captivity, as well as to the families of prisoners of war, civilian hostages and political prisoners.
On 15 September, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Alice Jill Edwards, began collecting evidence of torture in Russian captivity. All materials will be confidential and will be taken into account in the final report, which Edwards will present at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next March.