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SBU confirmed Vasin is included into prisoner exchange list

26.06.2017, 19:10

Blogger from Donetsk Stanislav Vasin (Aseyev) was included into the Ukrainian prisoner exchange list. This information was received by on June 26 from the SBU head's advisor Yuriy Tandit.

“I can confirm that he is in the lists for exchange”, he said.

According to Tandit, the cases of Ukrainians captured by militants became more frequent last days.

He reminded that the militants used to file invalid lists, which included people who never participated in the ATO, but were part of shooting at protesters at Maidan.

He reminded that before Ukraine offered to exchange 57 prisoners for 228. Currently, 132 Ukrainians are held prisoners.

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

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.

On June 11, the Security Service of Ukraine confirmed disappearance of Vasin in Donetsk.

Stanislav Vasin, who was captured by the “DPR” militants, is in fact journalist, essayist and writer Stas  Aseyev, and Vasin is his pen-name.

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

On June 12 Radio Liberty called for release of the Radio Liberty blogger and contributor Stanislav Vasin (Aseyev), who disappeared in Donetsk in June.

On June 14, the international advocacy organization “Reporters Without Borders” issed a statement calling for immediate release of Stanislav Aseyev.

On June 16, the Committee to Protect Journalists called for release of Donetsk blogger and Radio Donbas.Realii Stanislav Aseyev.

On June 22, the former MP Yehor Firsov reported that Stanislav Vasin (Aseyev) was included to the prisoner exchange list.

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