The Caucus on freedom of the media urges militants in the Donbas to release Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseev. According to “Radio liberty”, the group’s co-chairs, members of the house of representatives Adam Schiff and Steve Chabot August 8 released a statement.
Members of Congress are “deeply concerned” that Russian-backed groups “DNR” continue to hold Stanislav Aseev June 2017.
“Aseev wrote for several Ukrainian media and to the local Bureau of Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, and was one of the few independent journalists who remained in the separatist-controlled region, to provide objective information,” – said in a statement.
The congressmen say that since Aseev at the beginning of July on a hunger strike, “his situation is terrible.”
We will remind, journalist Stanislav Aseev (Vasina) hold in captivity, the militants of illegal armed formation “DNR”. The connection with him was lost on 2 June 2017. The militants more than a month refused to confess, where is the access. 11 June 2017, the security Service of Ukraine has confirmed his disappearance, and July 28, the Russian side announced that it is retained in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region, where he initiated a criminal case.
In early July, 2018 Aseev, according to information received by his former classmate, the people’s Deputy Yegor Firsov, a hunger strike.