Terrorists captured the head of the Severodonetsk police department in the Luhansk region and four employees of the department. Spokesman of the Information Center of the NSDC Andrii Lysenko announced this at a briefing on Monday, Ukrainska Pravdа reports.
"In the areas that are temporarily controlled by the terrorists, kidnapping continues. Particularly, on July 6 the bandits captured the head Severodonetsk police department in the Luhansk region, his deputy and three other employees," he said.
He was unable to provide details of the incident, saying that the ATO headquarters take all measures to release the hostages.
He also confirmed that the hostages, including the Ukrainian soldiers, were taken by the terrorists in a convoy from Sloviansk to Donetsk.
That is why, according to Lysenko, the convoys was not bombarded at the city exits. "We had information that our colleagues, including the hostages, were in these convoys," he said.