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More than 15,000 people go missing in Ukraine

More than 15,000 people go missing in Ukraine
More than 15,000 people have gone missing during the war in Ukraine, the International Commission on Missing Persons has said.

The ICMP's program director for Europe, Matthew Holliday, said it was unclear how many people had been forcibly transferred, were being held in detention in Russia, were alive and separated from their family members, or had died and been buried in makeshift graves."The numbers are huge, and the challenges that Ukraine faces are vast – besides which they're fighting an ongoing war as well against the Russian Federation," Holliday said."What is key now is setting in place all the correct measures to ensure that many persons can be identified," Holliday said.More than 15,000 people have gone missing during the war in Ukraine, an official at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) said Thursday.

"The vast majority of missing persons, those deceased, are victims of war crimes, and the perpetrators need to be held responsible.The 15,000 figure is conservative when considering that in the port city of Mariupol alone, authorities estimate as many as 25,000 people are either dead or missing.

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