“The release of hostages has been locked. Over the past week we received alarming signals that the situation with the release of people has changed for the worse,” Darka Olifer, spokeswoman for Leonid Kuchma who represents Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group, wrote on her Facebook page after the group’s meeting in Minsk on Wednesday, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
She said that families of the hostages received reports that their relatives were moved from the SBU building in Donetsk to pre-trial detention centers. “Ukraine demands separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk region should disclose the whereabouts of our citizens,” Olifer stressed.
She also recalled that Kyiv proposed earlier holding a “family day” and let relatives on both sides to visit their loved ones, but received no response.