Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Russia

Russian Journalists Detained In Ukraine Released

Three Russian television journalists who were detained in Ukraine's eastern region of Kharkiv have been released.

Russian media reports said that Ukrainian authorities had detained a television crew working for Russia's State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) on April 16.

Reporter Yevgeny Reshetnyov, cameraman Sergei Truskov, and technician Vadim Klivanov were released on April 17.

Details of the reasons behind their detention have not been provided.

The Russian Embassy in Kyiv has sent a note to Ukraine's Foreign Ministry requesting an explanation for the three journalists' detention.

Ukraine has accused Russia's state-controlled media outlets of misinforming the Russian population about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine's eastern regions, where armed pro-Russian groups have seized a number of official buildings in the last several days.
 
Based on reporting by Rossiya 24 and Interfax

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