Sergey Belous, a Ukrainian citizen from Kharkov was kidnapped by in Ukraine by Ukrainian forces while doing his job as a journalist. He thought he was going to be shot and killed, but after international pressure, he was released. Now he is giving his first interview as a free man in Belgrade, Serbia. In this video, he speaks about the importance of his Christian faith while in captivity.
Now that Sergey is safely back in Serbia, I have now closed the petition for Sergey’s return and declared victory. Thank you very much for the 1,764 signatures, and a complete list of those who helped with Sergey’s release is available here. Thank you also to those of you who have been helping anonymously. You know who you are.
However, the Ukrainian Union of Journalists has initiated a lawsuit against the Ukrainian government to compensate the equipment stolen from the three journalists and for the mental distress caused by their kidnapping.
More about Sergey’s story in the following articles:
- Sergey Belous missing in Donetsk, sign the petition,
- Journalist kidnappings, many questions,
- Sergey: Ukrainians took us,
- Email to Ukrainian embassies,
- Related to this story is also my article Ukrainian Chronicles