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Sloviansk separatists hold 40 people in captivity – SBU

KYIV, April 28. In Sloviansk, Donetsk region, militants are illegally holding 40 people as hostages.

Head of the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine Maryna Ostapenko has said about this at a briefing on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Only in Sloviansk, separatists hold 40 people in captivity,” Ostapenko said.

She said that the special service is taking all measures to liberate the hostages.

“A number of measures have been taken, aimed at liberation of all prisoners, including three SBU workers, kidnapped from Horlivka,” the Spokesperson specified.

According to her, people, who illegally detained hostages, have not formally put forward any claims yet.

As reported, on Saturday night in the Donetsk region, gunmen seized three officers of the SBU Alfa Special Forces, who performed the task to detain a suspect of the murder of city council deputy Volodymyr Rybak.

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