Over 7,000 Ukrainian military personnel are currently missing in action, according to Oleh Kotenko, Ukraine’s Commissioner for Missing Persons.
“There really is such a figure, it is a little more than 7,000, and we are [hoping] that those people we are looking for as missing are still in captivity,” Kotenko noted speaking on the national telethon
According to his estimate, about 60-65% of the missing are found alive and in captivity, while the rest have sadly perished.
- Ukraine returns 130 POWs from Russian captivity
- Ukraine retrieves bodies of 82 fallen soldiers from Russian-occupied territory – Reintegration Ministry
- Russia holds captive over 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers (Dec 2022)
- More than 15,000 people missing in Ukraine under conservative estimations – ICMP (Nov 2022)
Tags: missing, missing in action (MIA)