Injury of the scalp and absence of teeth: Gerashchenko told about the torture of hostages the militants

Osvobojdenie 27 Dec from captivity of fighters on Donbass the Ukrainian hostages have signs of torture.

This was announced by the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group of the Trilateral contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass Irina Gerashchenko, writes “Radio Freedom”.

24 the former hostages are treated in a military hospital in Kyiv, another 41 – the hospital of the State administration.

“Released persons have numerous obvious consequences of torture: trauma to the scalp and missing teeth (most of them suffered a serious beating at the beginning of the captivity),” – said Gerashchenko.

“Necessary medical care and dental treatment will be provided to those in need. The Ministry of social policy is working on all related aspects will soon be made one-time financial payment. A team of psychologists led by Vadim Sviridenko already provides the necessary psychological help to the dismissed and their relatives”, – said Irina Gerashchenko.

She also said that “work on the second phase of the release (of the hostages – ed.) continues.”

Recall, December 27 at the Donbass was held this year’s first exchange of prisoners between the conflicting parties in the Donbass. The Ukrainian government gave the separatists 233 and controlled Kiev territory returned 73 hostages.

According to the security Service of Ukraine captured by the separatists in the Donbas are still 103 people. Special representative of Ukraine for humanitarian Affairs in the Tripartite contact group Viktor Medvedchuk said that the following exchange could take place in January 2018.

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