The Crimea: kidnapping of journalists and civil activists
Several Ukrainian activists and journalists have been kidnapped in the Crimea by so-called ‘vigilantes’ and representatives of the ‘Crimean Self-defence Forces’. Their whereabouts remain unknown. Among those kidnapped are Crimean activists - Andrey Shchekun and Anatoliy Kovalskiy, members of the AutoMaidan movement – Yekaterina Butko, Alexandra Ryazantseva, journalists Yelena Maksimenko and Oles Kromples, as well as a driver, Yevgeniy Rakhno.
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