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Stanislav Aseyev wounded in action, hospitalized

01.05.2024, 11:29
Stanislav Aseyev. Photo by @AseyevStanislav
Stanislav Aseyev. Photo by @AseyevStanislav

Journalist, writer, former political prisoner of the Kremlin, Stanislav Aseyev, received a concussion in action. He reported this on X (formerly Twitter) on May 1.

"I'm alive, although according to all the laws of physics and probability I should have died. The positions, unfortunately, have been lost. Now I'm in the hospital with a concussion. Soon I will ask you for help again, since in material terms our unit has lost a lot," he wrote.

Stas was in the hottest segment of the frontline, near Ocheretyne village, Donetsk oblast. "Heavy fighting in the Ocheretyne area. Once upon a time I was going to run from Kyiv to Lisbon with a backpack of 20 kg: it seems that this race began for me in Donbas," he wrote on April 29.

Who is Stanislav Aseyev

Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev had reported from occupied Donetsk for RFE/RL before being detained by militants of the so-called "DNR" in 2017. He wrote articles for Radio Donbas.Realii under the pen name Stanislav Vasin.

He was charged with espionage and detained in the torture camp "Isolation", where he witnessed the abuse of prisoners.

On December 29, 2019, Stanislav Aseyev was released as part of a prisoner swap in the Donbas.

Aseyev has said that he would like to see Europe and the US impose sanctions on the persons complicit in the torture and abuse of prisoners.

After his release, Aseyev published a book about his time in captivity, "The Torture Camp on Paradise Street".

On March 9, 2021, Stanislav Aseyev won the 2021 Taras Shevchenko National Prize in the Journalism category for his book "In Isolation".

In 2022, Aseyev created the Justice Initiative Fund (JIF), which collects information about Russian war criminals and rewards people for providing it.

In March 2024, it was reported that Stanislav Aseyev had enlisted in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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