Russia says a Ukrainian who was being held prisoner by Afghan militants has been freed.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on August 29 that Dmytro Bilyi had been freed "as a result of active efforts of the Russian authorities in close cooperation with the Afghan side."
She didn’t give further details.
But she said Russia was "ready at any time" to hand Bilyi over to Ukrainian representatives in Afghanistan.
Earlier this month, Kyiv confirmed that Bilyi was being held hostage after he posted a video appeal on the Internet.
According to Ukrainian media, he had worked in Afghanistan for a construction company for 10 years.
Russia: Ukrainian Hostage Freed In Afghanistan
'We're Dying Like Flies': Remote Russian Village Grapples With Shortage Of Men Amid Putin's War In Ukraine2
How A Notorious Mercenary Company Scours Siberian Prisons For Soldiers To Fight In Ukraine3
Former Estonian Military Chief: 'Ukraine Has Already Won' In War With Russia4
'Under The Sunflowers': Three Slain Ukrainian Soldiers Whose Paths Began On The Maidan5
Ukraine's Nuclear Chief Says He Sees Signs Russia May Be Leaving Occupied Nuclear Plant6
Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei Dies, Says State News Agency7
Ukrainian Nobel Peace Prize Winner: War Crimes Are Part Of Russia’s War Culture8
A Day At A Ukrainian Field Hospital9
U.K. Says Russia Likely Removing Nuclear Warheads From Missiles And Firing At Ukraine10
Photos Of The Week (November 21-27)