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Journalist union president: At least 25 Ukrainian journalists remain in Russian captivity

by Martin Fornusek November 9, 2023 4:00 PM 1 min read
The head of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, Serhii Tomilenko, attends the presentation of the Letters from Afar duology by Borys Kutovyi, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on July 8, 2020. (Hennadii Minchenko/ Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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Russia is holding at least 25 Ukrainian journalists prisoner, Ukrinform reported on Nov. 9, citing Serhii Tomilenko, the president of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).

"At least 25 journalists remain in (Russian) captivity. We are also referring to the confinement of Crimean Tatar citizen journalists in detention facilities as captivity," Tomilenko said during a press conference hosted by Ukrinform.

As examples of illegally detained media workers, Tomilenko named "Vladyslav Yesypenko and Iryna Danylovych, who had been unlawfully detained by Russian occupation authorities in Crimea and are now held in prison."

He also mentioned the captivity of Iryna Levchenko, who was abducted in May in occupied Melitopol, and Dmytro Khyliuk, a journalist from the UNIAN news agency, who had been taken prisoner by Russian forces during the Kyiv offensive.

The head of the NUJU also reminded the case of Viktoriia Roshchyna, who disappeared on Aug. 3 in Russian-occupied territories.

The Prosecutor General's Office said that by June, 63 journalists from 14 countries, including Ukraine, had been killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion in February 2022.

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Ihor Kozlovskyi (1954-2023) was a renowned Ukrainian writer, scholar, and theologian from Donetsk Oblast. He was captured by Russian proxies in occupied Donetsk in 2016 for his pro-Ukrainian views and subsequently subjected to torture for nearly two years in Russian captivity. He was released in Dec…
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