The US Embassy in Ukraine called on Russia to immediately release Ukrainian journalists detained for work in eastern Ukraine and the Crimea

“On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, we, together with the Ukrainian people, are calling for justice in relation to the families of Georgy Gongadze, Pavel Sheremet and other journalists who died tragically, boldly seeking the truth”, – the US Embassy in Ukraine said.

We are talking about cases of physical attack, torture, arbitrary detention, seizure of property, searches, threats, denial of access to information and other forms of obstruction of journalistic activities.

The US also called on the international community to appeal to the Russia regarding the immediate release of political prisoners and the destruction of freedom of speech in Crimea and in the territories of Donbas not controlled by Ukraine.

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