Ukraine called on the international community to pay attention to the fate of the missing or kidnapped in Crimea and Donbass.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance – August 30.
According to the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada, 258 people are considered missing in Donbass, it follows from the message of the Ministry.
“Since the beginning of the Russian occupation, at least 44 people have become victims of enforced disappearances in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. The fate of 15 of them still remains unknown, ”the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
The overwhelming majority of these people are pro-Ukrainian activists who opposed the Russian occupation, it follows from the message.
The Foreign Ministry appealed to Russia with a demand to fulfill its international obligations in the field of human rights, especially to guarantee individual freedom and the right to life.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Djeppar stressed that Ukraine will continue to work with international partners, in particular with the participants of the Crimean Platform, so that pressure on the Russian Federation is increased to prevent such crimes and conduct an effective investigation in all cases of enforced disappearances.
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