As a result, the temporary truce negotiated by the icrc is uneasy and, at best, only partial.
The letter is addressed to “FATHER ROBERT BERGDAHL-U.S.A.” following the format of icrc messages.
The icrc also wrote to the U.S. governments about the issue of disappearances at several points in 2003-2006.
Ukrainian authorities said that neither government officials nor the icrc had inspected the 90 trucks that arrived in Luhansk.
While this is encouraging, the icrc should be granted consistent access to the group.
Some revelations in the icrc report have already become known through the reporting of journalists Mark Danner and Jane Mayer.