Pro-Russian Forces Kidnap Journalist in Sloviansk, Ukraine

Simon Shuster, TIME’s Moscow correspondent, reported that pro-Russian forces in Sloviansk, Ukraine, have captured and held prisoner a Ukrainian journalist.

Her name is Irma Krat from Kyiv. The separatists said she is a Maidan activist and is suspected of torturing pro-Russians at the Sloviansk security services building.

According to LifeNews, a Russian state-owned media outlet, she is the leader of “hundreds of women” in the Maidan "cell," whose events she allegedly organized. She is accused of torturing and shooting pro-Russia militiamen.

Breitbart News will update this story when more information is available. 

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