22 September 2017
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Two Ukrainians freed from militant captivity: Poroshenko

The released citizens are servicemen of the State Emergency Service.


"Today, two hostages were released from militant captivity," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted on Sunday.

In turn, the adviser to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Yuriy Tandit said in an interview with 112 TV channel that mentioned Ukrainians were captured recently: "The operation has been prepared for several days; there were negotiations; and today we took back the two representatives of the State Emergency Service. They are in a safe place, taken in the direction of Kramatorsk. They are two of those those guys who were recently captured [by the militants]."

Poroshenko: Nine Ukrainian heroes freed from captivityAs UNIAN reported earlier, Irina Gerashchenko, MP, the Ukrainian president's envoy for peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbas, reported in late October that 139 Ukrainians remained in militant captivity.

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