14:51 Apr. 13, 2016
Captured Ukrainian member of the UN monitoring mission is reportedly held in basement
The United Nations has called for the immediate and unconditional release of one of its staff members, who is being held captive in the militant-occupied eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
"The United Nations is deeply concerned about this fact, and has mobilized all channels to ensure his immediate and unconditional release," the UN press service said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
According to the information available to the organization, the captive is being treated well.
"The UN appeals to all parties, including the media, to respect the staff member and his family in this sensitive phase of the discussion around his release," the statement reads.
Earlier reports said that on April 8 militants captured a Ukrainian member of the UN monitoring mission in Donetsk. He is kept in a basement and representatives of the mission are not allowed to see him, nor given any information about the hostage's health condition.