24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Ukrainian Journalist Free in Syria

KIEV, Ukraine –  Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that a Ukrainian journalist who was kidnapped in Syria is free after more than 150 days in captivity.

Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebiynis says the reporter, Ankhar Kochneva, is expected to contact the Ukrainian embassy in Damascus later Tuesday.

Update: The headline of this post originally incorrectly stated that Ankhar Kochneva was "freed" when in fact she is reported to have escaped 

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.