: Ukrainian colonel freed after two years in captivity

10:46 Jul. 6, 2016

Ukrainian colonel freed after two years in captivity

Ukrainian colonel Ivan Bezyazykov (photo source: Yuriy Tandit's Facebook page)

Ivan Bezyazykov was captured by militants back in August 2014 

Ukrainian colonel Ivan Bezyazykov has been freed after two years in the militant prison. The colonel was captured by the Russian-backed separatist forces in the Donbas warzone on August 16, 2014.

Read also: Militant prisoners in Donbas warzone pleasantly surprised with Ukrainian soldiers' treatment

The news of the prisoner's release has been reported by the State Security service of Ukraine (SBU) representatives. 

"The SBU has conducted a successful operation of freeing the Ukrainian colonel Ivan Bezyazykov. That's another victory over the evil", an adviser to the SBU chief Yuriy Tandit posted on Facebook.

Tandit also uploaded photos of Bezyazykov's reunification with his wife. 

According to Kyiv, around 100 more Ukrainians are held in prisons in the occupied Donbas

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