Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva, who has escaped from captivity in Syria, is planning to publish her diary about her abduction in Syria.
"In a few words, I brought my diary. It's practically a book. So, you will read about almost all of the events that happened there," she wrote in her blog on LiveJournal on Wednesday. According to Kochneva, the book will include everything she wrote down in her diary, in particular the commentaries of the embassy, as well as stories about events "on the other side of the mirror." As reported, Kochneva was abducted in Syria by rebels from the Free Syrian Army in October 2012. The journalist's abductors threatened to kill her if they were not paid a $50-million ransom. In January, the rebels told the journalist's relatives they had agreed to reduce the ransom to $300,000. On March 11, Kochneva's relative said that she had escaped from captivity and that she was in Damascus. The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has confirmed this information. The Foreign Ministry of Syria has handed Kochneva to Ukraine's Embassy in Damascus. The embassy is preparing documents necessary to return the journalist back to Ukraine.