Russian journalist captured, beaten, and released in the middle of nowhere in eastern Ukraine
Separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in the east of Ukraine captured Russian journalist Pavel Kanygin of Novaya Gazeta on June 16 and handed him over to Russian security services (FSB). According the journalist, they checked his documents and released him “in the middle of a field.”
Kanygin told the newspaper Kommersant that after he was detained, he was beaten. According to the latest reports, he has been brought to the Russia-Ukraine border and is going to be sent to Russia.
Тем временем Павел Каныгин сказал "Эху", что днровские передали его фсбшникам, те проверили документы и отпустили посреди поля.— Оксана Чиж (@Chizhaevna) June 16, 2015