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Slovyansk hostages now freed

07.07.14

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.

see also:
Theatre director and artist still held captive by Kremlin-backed militants
Slovyansk: police chief released by pro-Russian militants
Slovyansk’s “mayor” threatens to kill, not take prisoners
More abductions in Slovyansk
Moscow’s “Voice of the People” in Slovyansk
Murdered in Slovyansk
US journalist released, others still held hostage in Slovyansk
Donbas: abductions continue as Horlivka politician found murdered
Two journalists still held captive by Slovyansk militants
More and more abductions in annexed Crimea
Russian troops storm Belbek airbase, arrest Commander Yuliy Mamchur