Belarusian journalist kidnapped in Slavyansk
11:50, — Events
Journalist Dzmitry Halko kidnapped by separatists in Slavyansk.
He managed to write on Facebook of his detention.
Together with him Italian journalists were detained, Ukrainian journalist Denis Kazanskiy posted on the social network.
“An hour ago in Slavyansk separatists kidnapped two Italian journalists Paul Gagaue and Cossimo Attanasio” and also a Belarusian journalist of the “Novy Chas” newspaper Dzmitry Halko, who were filming in the town. The journalists had their documents, money and filming equipment taken away, they are kept at some premises. The information comes from them”, - he wrote.
We would remind that starting from 6 April Russian subversive groups and local separatists started systematic seizures of the buildings of administrations in Ukraine’s eastern regions, as well as police and security service buildings, which attract the commandoes with the armouries.
In response Ukraine’s authorities took the decision to start an anti-terrorism operation in the country’s eastern regions. Troops and military equipment have been deployed in Donbas.