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Iryna Vereshchuk: "11 mayors of local communities are being held captured the occupiers - we are fighting for their liberation"

Published 03 April 2022, at 10:29

"Yesterday, after the release of the territory of Kyiv region, we learned about the murder in captivity by the occupiers of the head of the village of Motyzhyn Olga Sukhenko. This is a war crime. The perpetrators will definitely be punished in accordance with international humanitarian law!” - the Deputy Prime Minister stressed.

According to her, 11 mayors of local communities from Kyiv, Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv and Donetsk regions are currently in captivity.

"We inform about them, as well as about other missing civilians, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the UN and other institutions. We demand to do everything so that our civilians - mayors, activists, journalists, priests - were released! They are illegally forcibly detained. We fight for them and encourage others to fight! We are also negotiating the release of all civilians throughout the exchange of prisoners of war!” - Iryna Vereshchuk assured.