Militants hold captive 137 Ukrainians, including 10 people kept in prison, Iryna Gerashchenko, a Ukrainian MP from Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction, stated during her speech at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. 

“They said that they could apply the death penalty on the basis of a non-existent law of the USSR. Unfortunately, we have not received any reaction to that from any country or international organization,” said Gerashchenko.

She also noted that the Committee for Human Rights and Foreign Affairs sent a statement which requires from the Russian Federation, as well as Russian-backed militants to respect human rights and release the hostages.