ZMINA and International Committee of the Red Cross start cooperating on forcibly disappeared Ukrainians

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On September 20, in Kyiv, Human Rights Centre ZMINA met with representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross to establish cooperation in the transfer of data on forcibly disappeared Ukrainians and to define the location of the disappeared more effectively.  

ZMINA project manager Oleh Hnatiuk and ZMINA human rights advisor Natalia Okhotnikova told the ICRC about their activities in documenting enforced disappearances of active citizens. They also presented a recent analytical study on this topic and discussed joint possibilities for searching for civilians who are in places of unlawful detention in the Russian Federation or the occupied territories. 

ZMINA also handed over lists of forcibly disappeared Ukrainian civilians, whose whereabouts are unknown to their relatives, to ICRC representatives. 

ICRC representatives spoke about their monitoring of the state of protection of the rights of prisoners of war and civilian hostages and also said that they were ready to cooperate with ZMINA in handing over lists of Ukrainians kidnapped by the Russians.