OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has said she was outraged by the illegal detention in Luhansk region of two Ukrainian journalists from Hromadske TV.
"Journalists' safety is one of the pillars of media freedom, and I am appalled to learn about yet another case of the detention of members of the media in eastern Ukraine," she said on Tuesday. "I call on those responsible to immediately release the journalists and to stop attacking and harassing members of the media," she added. According to Hromadske TV, journalist Anastasia Stanko and cameraman Illia Bezkorovainy were detained on the evening of June 30 by separatists of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. According to media reports, they are being held in Luhansk.