"The state of affairs is extremely difficult, the special operation involves all security agencies. The situation is under control of the President. Today, after a discussion with Head of the Security Service Nalyvaichenko, a decision was made to transfer the control of the operation to his agency," Stets wrote on his Facebook page.
Earlier, two employees of Hromadske.TV were captured in the Luhansk region. The representatives of the Luhansk People's Republic did not set forth any specific demands for their release.
Spokesman of the NSDC Information Center Andrii Lysenko stated that Stanko and Beskorovainyi are alive, and that negotiations to secure their release are under way.
OSCE representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic expressed outrage at the detention of Hromadske.TV journalists in the Luhansk region and called on their release.