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07.07.2014

Slovyansk hostages now freed

   

LB.ua has posted a list of hostages thankfully now free after the Kremlin-backed militants who had been controlling Slovyansk fled on July 5.  At present only 6 people are known to have been released.

These are:

theatre director Pavlo Yurov and art manager Denis Hryshchuk who were taken hostage on April 25  (more details here);

journalist Irma Krat  (details here)

student Ihor Oprya, held hostage since mid-April;

two drivers taking humanitarian aid to the city;

Nelya Shtepa, mayor of Slovyansk is also understood to have been released

The fate of others held hostage remains unknown.

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