A group of armed men appeared on the territory of the penal colony number 28 in Torez today at about 05:00 pm. They took the colony accounting staff employees hostage and demanded to release eight prisoners.
"The hostages are released at the moment. Eight prisoners, whose release demanded the armed men, joined the group of terrorist and fled with them," the press service said.
The criminal proceedings under Part 2 of Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (terrorism) were opened. The regional prosecutor's office monitors the progress of the investigation.
According to the media, all 8 prisoners freed by the terrorists have experience of participation in military operations on the territory of other states.