The process of investigating cases of missing persons in Ukraine will last for years.
According to the assessment of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), more than 15 thousand people disappeared during the full-scale war in Ukraine, reports Censor. NO with reference to UNIAN.
As ICMP Europe Director Matthew Halliday said in a Reuters commentary, it is unclear how many people have been forcibly displaced, are being held in custody in Russia, separated from their families, or have died and been buried in makeshift graves.
According to Halliday, the figure of 15,000 is a conservative estimate, given that in Mariupol alone, authorities say 25,000 people are either dead or missing.
“The numbers are huge, and the challenges facing Ukraine are huge,” Holliday said.
The process of investigating cases of missing persons in Ukraine will continue for years even after the cessation of hostilities, the director of ICMP noted.