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Actual surname of the journalist captured by “DPR” militants made public

11.06.2017, 14:05

Stanislav Vasin, who was captured by the “DPR” militants, is in fact jounralist, essayist and writer Stas  Aseyev, and Vasin is his pen-name. This was made public in the article “Stas’ land” as of June 9 by the first substitute of the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Dzerkalo Tyzhnia” Serhiy Rakhmanin.

According to Rakhmanin, Aseyev was a regular contributor to “Dzerkalo Tyzhnia”.

“Essayist and writer Stas Aseyev had all the reasons to hide his actual name. We dared to publish it only when we lost the hope that our colleague is safe and free. Stas was last heard from on June 2. Since then, his phone does not answer, his apartment has been turned inside out, his location is unknown, and his Facebook account, which recently became active again, sounds definitely not like him”, writes Rakhmanin.

Rakhmanin writes that Stas was aware that any of his texts under the occupation was “automatically turn into a crime sheet” and still painstakingly chronicled the events on the other side of the front line.

As IMI has reported earlier, on June 6 the former MO Yehor Firsov on his Facebook page informed that  journalist Stanislav Vasin went missing in the occupied Donetsk.

Stanislav Vasin contributed to the Radio Liberty project “Donbas. Realii”, “Ukrainskyi Tyzhden”, “Ukrainska Pravda”, “Dzerkalo Tyzhnia ”.

Radio Liberty lost contact with Vasin on June 2. Stanislav last contacted his mother in the lunchtime on June 2.

On June 8, police launched an investigation of the disappearance of journalist Stanislav Vasin.

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