The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote this on Facebook.
“Ukrainian journalist Maria Varfolomeyeva is released from captivity! I am proud of her courage and fortitude!”, wrote the President.
In 2015 the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Militia accused the journalist of spying for Ukrainian army. She has been held under arbitrary detention since 9 January 2015.
Previously, the United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt called on militants to release Varfolomeyeva, the journalist, from captivity.