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Oleg Baturyn might have been sent to Crimea

17.03.2022, 22:36
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There is no communication with the missing journalist from Kakhovka in the Kherson region Oleh Baturyn. He might be sent to the Crimea.

His sister Olga told Suspilne about it .

“My parents began searching for Oleg on Sunday. They contacted the mayor of Kakhovka, the mayor of Tavriya, Nova Kakhovka. The mayor of Nova Kakhovka said he was fine, don't worry. Through their acquaintances they contacted an influential man in Nova Kakhovka. I will not name the surname, he said that Oleg was in Kherson together with Serhiy Tsygipa. We found out about it on Monday, ”the sister said.

According to her, on March 13 they had some tips that Oleg Baturyn was  in Nova Kakhovka, when his parents arrived there on the morning of March 14, told them that this was not the case. People like him are sent to Kherson. They also said that the parcel could be handed over and phone calls were prohibited.

"When asked when he will be released, they said he will be released when the time comes, when it will be necessary. We gave the parcel on Monday, we were supposed to contact this person on Tuesday, but that personhas already told us that he was busy, the parcel has been broadcast, we would talk later. We lost contact with this person, there is no connection for two days. Last night, I don't believe it or not, they say there is a suspicion that he was sent to the Crimea, "Olga said.

As IMI reported, on March 12, local journalist Oleh Baturyn went missing in Kakhovka (Kherson region).

Law enforcement officers have launched a criminal investigation into the alleged abduction of journalist Oleg Baturyn by the Russian occupiers in the Kherson region. Criminal proceedings were instituted on the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Media movement and human rights activists call on the international community to put pressure on Russia to immediately disclose the whereabouts of journalist Oleg Baturyn, who has gone missing on March 12, 2022 in Kakhovka, Kherson region and to set him free. Also they call Russia to strictly comply with international humanitarian and international criminal law amidst the armed conflict.

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