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 Zhemchuhov and Suprun released from captivity, - Poroshenko. VIDEO (in Russian)

President Petro Poroshenko confirmed the release of two Ukrainians from the militants’ captivity.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Yurii Suprun and Volodymyr Zhemchuhov were released from the captivity. They will be provided with necessary medical assistance. We continue to struggle for the liberation of all Ukrainians," Poroshenko wrote.

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Zhemchuhov, who is not a military, was held by militants since fall of 2015. Zhemchuhov was captured after tripping a mine and accused of subversive activities; "DPR" militants were reluctant to exchange him. Zhemchuhov' hands, eyes, abdomen and thighs were wounded in the explosion. Militants have also accused him of undermining railway tracks and power lines.

Apprehension of Yurii Suprun, personal representative of the UN in Donetsk, was announced on April 13. According to "DPR" militants, he entered into the occupied territory without permission and was involved in battles in the Donbas. The United Nations has called on militants to immediately release Suprun.

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The "LPR" militants published video of Zhemchuhov's interrogation on Nov. 25, 2015. On the video, the captive confirms all accusations against him. However, Volodymyr might have been interrogated under torture.

 
 
 
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