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In Donetsk, STB journalist spent 12 hours in terrorists’ captivity

02.06.2014, 21:08

On May 29, in Donetsk terrorists took hostage the STB journalist Dmytro Lytvynenko, who was working in the East of Ukraine. He spent in captivity 12 hours. As Lytvynenko told Hromadske.TV,

he was filming a special report for the news program “Vikna”, when he got detained at one of the checkpoints of Donetsk People’s Republic. The armed terrorists did not like text messages in his phone and decided to keep him prisoner together with the camera operator and their driver. They tied their hands, put bags on their heads, and took to the building of Donetsk department of the Security Service of Ukraine (captured by the terrorists some time ago). They threatened the filming crew and beat them on the head with a butt stock, kicked on the back and on the legs.  The terrorists also found Lytvynenko’s memory card with the recent story about the ‘Donbas’ battalion. The filming crew was released on May 30, when the head of this group learned his subordinates were holding Lytvynenko as prisoner and ordered them to let him go. 

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