Never lose hope. During the years of the war and the work on the search for missing citizens, I was repeatedly convinced of this.
I’m sure many people remember the story of the defender of the DPR with a peculiar call sign – “200”. The man was officially declared dead in a battle. At the same time, in fact, he was in Ukrainian captivity. On October 13, the fighter was exchanged and returned home. For his family, this was a real miracle.
Just the other day, thanks to cooperation with volunteers and doctors of the Russian Federation, we managed to locate two more DPR servicemen who were considered missing. Both men, having received severe injuries, were hospitalized in medical institutions of the Russian Federation. Both were undocumented. One has not yet regained consciousness, the second has memory loss. But both are alive and have a good prognosis. Now their identities and fates have been established.
I constantly receive requests from relatives of servicemen who stopped communicating when they were on the front line. But, as practice shows, this does not always mean the worst scenario. And it is important for us to have more opportunities to help the families of our defenders in this issue.
To this end, I appeal to the administrations of all healthcare institutions in the Russian Federation. If you are treating patients with injuries whose identities have not been established, please inform either the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR or the DPR Ministry of Health about such cases.