Zhytomir journalist taken hostage in Donetsk oblast
Bohdan Lysenko, a freelance journalist from Zhytomir has been taken hostage. According to Telekritika’s sources who refused to give their names out of considerations for the journalist’s safety, Lysenko was at a training base of the Russian battalion “Vostok”.
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.
Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest disappears in Donetsk
There are serious grounds for concern that Father Tikhon who is also secretary of the inter-faith Council of Churches and Religious Organizations of the Donetsk Oblast and one of the organizers of the prayer ‘marathon’ in Donetsk may have been seized by Kremlin-backed militants
Appeal to Médecins Sans Frontières over Donetsk hostage
Alexander Chernov, an OstroV freelance journalist, blogger and anaesthetist taken hostage by Kremlin-backed militants has been accused of failing to provide medical assistance to a woman militant in what his colleagues believe to be an act of reprisal
On the Search for the Disappeared in Eastern Ukraine
Amid the ‘Dirty War’ in Ukraine, Hundreds Have Disappeared – and a Few Volunteers Search for Them
Hromadskie.tv journalists released
Nastya [Anastasia] Stanko and cameraman Illya Bezkorovainy were released ‘live’ on Russian TV LifeNews on Wednesday evening. Their refusal to speak with Russian journalists can easily be understood seeing a previous LifeNews ‘report’ on their seizure by Kremlin-backed militants
Sent to be shot
A Forbes Russia journalist who was close by when Russian TV 1, or Pervy Kanal, correspondent Anatoly Klyan was killed on Sunday evening, has suggested the real role assigned journalists on that fatal trip. They were taken there to come under fire.
Militants accuse Hromadskie TV journalists of ‘spying’
Anastasia Stanko and Illya Bezkorovainy are being held in one of the buildings seized by the Kremlin-backed terrorists who claim that they were ‘spying for the army’
Volodymyr Semytyaha alive, though still held by the terrorists
At least one piece of good news at a very dark time. The reports earlier in the day that Volodymyr Semytyaha, head of the Prosvita cultural society, had died after being tortured by the Kremlin-backed militants were hopefully incorrect.
Hromadskie journalists taken prisoner by Luhansk militants
Journalist Nastya [Anastasia] Stanko and a sound engineer have been taken prisoner by Kremlin-backed militants from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic.
Kremlin-backed militants seize Donetsk journalist union website
Terrorists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have taken over the website of the Donetsk regional branch of the National Union of Journalists
Railway bridge blown up in Kharkiv oblast
There were two explosions on the tracks of a railway bridge near the village of Zeleny Kolodyzm in the Kharkiv oblast in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Tymchuk: Bombs to be expected anywhere in Ukraine
Dmitry Tymchuk from the Centre for Military and Political Research believes that militants are likely to use bomb blasts like those seen early on Tuesday to divert attention from Donbas. where. despite official statements, they are ignoring the ceasefire
Two medical students abducted by militants in Donetsk
Mykhailo Savytsky and Arten Sukhodolov were stopped by Kremlin-backed militants from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic near their hostel
Luhansk history lecturer abducted by Kremlin-backed militants
Serhiy Sergiyenko, lecturer in history at the East Ukrainian National University may have been abducted for photographing and posting on the internet photographs showing the transportation of military technology controlled by the militants
Brothers tortured for their role in dismantling a militant checkpoint
Only one of the Khovkhotva brothers abducted by Kremlin-backed militants in reprisal for the Shabelkivka residents’ dismantling of a militant checkpoint has been released. The militants in Donbas region also killed one person and wounded another after shooting at their car on Monday
Head of Prosvita civic organization abducted in Luhansk
Volodymyr Semystyaha, head of the local branch of the Prosvita Society has been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants and is believed to be in the basement of the SBU building in Luhansk
Civic activist and newspaper editor abducted in Antratsyt
Viktor Danchenko, lawyer, head of an NGO defending drivers’ rights and editor of the newspaper Autojurist, was abducted by armed militants on June 20. He is now safe, but his office is in ruins
Terrorists revenge themselves on township who threw them out
Kremlin-backed militants, have carried out a punitive operation in the township Shabelkivka [Donetsk oblast] after around 200 residents drove them out and dismantled their checkpoint.