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Ukrainian journalist detained by pro-Russian separatists

Pro-Russian activists have seized control of the eastern Ukraine city of Sloviansk and have been battling government forces.
By Aileen Graef   |   April 21, 2014 at 3:09 PM   |   Comments

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SLOVIANSK, Ukraine, April 21 (UPI) -- A Ukrainian journalist was blindfolded and detained by pro-Russian forces in Sloviansk Sunday for her participation in the Euromaidan protests.

The journalist, Irma Krat, is being charges with war crimes for her participation in the Euromaidan protests that led to the ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, according to her lawyer. Krat taught self-defense to women in Kiev during the Euromaidan clashes.

Krat is the editor-in-chief for Hidden Truth TV. She said she went to Euromaidan to cover the events, and is now being held but has not been beaten. Krat's lawyer calls the accusations false and claims that she is being held hostage.


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