Without a piece of news, but with hope...

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This year at Sofiyskaya Square in Kyiv, the International Committee of the Red Cross has opened an art installation dedicated to this day in the context of the armed conflict in the East Ukraine. The installation is a maze, made out of old doors and window frames. The project is called "No news, but I do not believe... Families of the missing - endless search of the relatives in a maze of obscurity". The project is dedicated to the families of the missing in the armed conflict in the East of Ukraine.

At the square there gathered all those who care about the fate of the missing. Among them there were both representatives of public, international organizations, the military and ordinary people, many of whom are still looking for their relatives, friends and loved ones. They stood out from the crowd with photos which they tenderly held in their hands, as well as posters and t-shirts with the names of the missing.

The event was attended by Chairman of Union People's Memory, Head of  "Black Tulip" Humanitarian Mission - Yaroslav Aleksandrovich Zhylkin. This day for him and the team of "Tulip" is of great importance. Not by hearsay do they know what grief of loss and obscurity is. For three years, the Mission has been helping to search and return home the deceased and missing in the East of the country. For this time there were found and returned more than 828 deceased people...       

People addressed and keep addressing the searchers for help until now. After all, in Ukraine they still can't find more than 4000 people. According to the United Center for Search Coordination, Liberation of Illegally Detained People, Hostages and Establishing the Location, the number of missing people only in the ATO zone is considered to be more than 400. According to the estimates of the Red Cross the number of such people can be from a thousand to a thousand with a half...