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Ukrainian Journalist Varfolomeyeva Released From Captivity, – Poroshenko

03.03 13:12

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.

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