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 Detained activists of Donbas trade blockade released, - Rada Vice Speaker Syroid

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) says police have released all participants of the Donbas trade blockade who were detained at the Kryvyi Torets railway crossing in the Donetsk region.

Verkhovna Rada Vice Speaker Oksana Syroid said on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"According to the SBU, all detainees have been freed. We've managed to contact six out of 46. All personal data have been wiped off their mobile devices. This complicates the search. According to preliminary information, they were brought to police stations in the towns of Kostiantynivka, Druzhkivka, Selydove, Pokrovsk, Toretsk, Bakhmut," she wrote.

According to Syroid, no information has been provided by law enforcers about the cause of apprehension and the identities of detainees.

"In violation of the law, [police] did not provide the detained activists with the opportunity to inform their families about their condition and whereabouts, as well as to call a lawyer," Syroid added.

Watch more: Donbas blockade participants show attack on their redoubt. VIDEO

A Donbas blockade checkpoint at the Kryvyi Torets railway crossing was dismantled by law enforcers on March 13. The information was confirmed by Samopomich MP Semen Semenchenko. A video footage with the seized weapons of blockade participants was released later.
 
 
 
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