Fighters of illegal armed units in Donbas released two Ukrainians they had been holding captive; Yuriy Tandyt, the counselor to Head of Ukraine’s Security Service reported that on Monday.
One of the released civilians is Vitaliy Rudenko, the judge of Luhansk region appeal court; he spent nine months in captivity.
Another one, blogger Lyudmyla Surzhenko came back to Ukraine-controlled area through Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint. Militants had detained her on July 13. Due to impaired hearing, she used an osteophone, but the battery ran out so she could not understand their orders. The mercenaries arrested and tortured her. Surzhenko returned to Ukraine in grave psychological condition.
As 112 International reported earlier, currently, there are 137 Ukrainian POWs in Donbas.