Released By Separatists, RFE/RL Journalists Describe Imprisonment In Eastern Ukraine

Stanislav Aseyev and Oleh Halazyuk, two contributors to RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, were among the civilians released by Russia-backed separatists in a prisoner swap on December 29, 2019. Both had been held for more than two years. Shortly after their release, the two journalists told RFE/RL about the conditions of their imprisonment and the charges leveled against them.
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