Every day, the National Information Bureau processes and records about 300 cases of information about prisoners of war and the dead, detained civilians, missing persons as a result of the russian-ukrainian war.
Since the beginning of the NIB functioning, on March 17, various communication channels have been created for people who want to find or share information.
So, the NIB «Hotline» operates 24/7 on the following numbers:
1648 and +38 (044) 287-81-65.
Messages are also accepted by e-mail [email protected].
In addition, there is a NIB website – nib.gov.ua, wherea special form for inquiries from people looking for relatives who were probably captured during the Russian-Ukrainian war was developed.
The more data a searcher enters, the easier it will be to find the person being searched.
The same algorithm has a chatbot in Telegram – @nib_uncp_bot. All inquiries and notifications about the provision of information from Telegram are received by e-mail from the NIB. Messages are processed, if the information is available – it is promptly provided to inquirers.
It should be added that the NIB website also contains a sample Card – notification of the capture of russian soldiers in accordance with the Geneva Convention (III) on the Treatment of Prisoners of War dated 12 August 1949. After the NIB receives the completed card – notification, they are handed over to the Central Investigation Agency of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Reference for the National Information Bureau.
The functions of the National Information Bureau in accordance with the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of 17.03.2022 № 228-r are entrusted to the state enterprise “Ukrainian National Center for Peacebuilding”, which is under the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.
What is NIB created for, its purpose:
The establishment of the National Information Bureau is an international legal obligation of Ukraine in connection with the beginning of war.
The NIB operates in accordance with international humanitarian law, in particular the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War and the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949.
The purpose of the body is to centralize information on prisoners of war, the sick and missing, as well as those killed on both sides of the conflict.