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DONETSK, January 20. /TASS/. All Ukrainian soldiers taken hostage on Tuesday during fighting at Donetsk airport will be handed over to their relatives, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko.
Zakharchenko also promised that all Ukrainian soldiers killed in attacks at Donetsk airport would be handed over for burial in their homeland with military honors.
He also called on Ukrainian citizens to come to their senses and “do not let their children go to the fratricidal war.”
DPR fighters have taken seven Ukrainian servicemen captive, an official of the DPR Defense Ministry, Eduard Basurin, said on Tuesday.
“Seven servicemen of the Ukrainian army have been taken captive. There are two officers among them — a lieutenant-colonel and a lieutenant. Ukrainian servicemen have been taken captive in the area of the airport when they made attempts to attack our positions,” Basurin said.