The President Commissioner for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Deputy Speaker of the parliament Iryna Herashchenko spoke about the health condition of the prisoners released on December 27.
According to her, 24 released prisoners belong to military personnel and undergo medical examination and rehabilitation in a military hospital, and 41 hostages (including civilians and military) are in the hospital of the Main Department of Affairs.
“Many people have head injuries, teeth are broken, which indicates torture (many were badly beaten in the first difficult days) .... All will receive medical care, dental services. Also, the Ministry of Social Policy is working on all the technical details and in the near future, the liberated prisoners will receive one-time cash assistance. The team of psychologists of Vadim Sviridenko is also actively working with the released and their families,” Herashchenko wrote on her Facebook page.
According to her, many friends and acquaintances of the released phone and ask what can they do to help.
“This is a good initiative and I guess the thing they all want the most is rest and a small trip with families. So, it would be great to realize such a dream,” Herashchenko said.
The Vice-Speaker noted that Ukraine is working to implement the second stage of the liberation of Ukrainian prisoners as soon as possible.
QHA reported that Ukraine began negotiations on the release of the hostages who still remain in the territory of the ORDLO.
Recall, December 27, hostage exchange took place in the Donbas. This was the first and the most extensive exchange in two years.
According to the SBU, 73 hostages returned to the controlled territory of Ukraine. Of these, 16 Ukrainians were held captive by militants of the terrorist group "LPR", and 57 were hostages in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region.
Ukraine transferred 233 people to the occupied territory.
The plane with the Ukrainians liberated from the captivity of the ORDLO militants arrived at the airport "Boryspil" on December 28, at approximately 00:25. At the airport they were met by hundreds of people.
In turn, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised to release the remaining prisoners as soon as possible.