Activists negotiating for release of journalist taken captive by pro-Russian militants in Slovyansk

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April 21, 2014, 2:27 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Christopher J. Miller

Pro-Russia militants guard a barricade outside a regional police building seized by armed separatists in Slovyansk on April 13, 2014. Journalist Irma Krat is being held there by the group and interrogated after being taken captive on April 20.

Christopher J. Miller

American Christopher J. Miller was a Kyiv Post editor from 2013-2014. He now works for Mashable as a senior foreign correspondent. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk in Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at

A Ukrainian journalist and EuroMaidan activist was reportedly taken captive by pro-Russian militants in the embattled eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk late on April 20 and is being held in the local security service building seized earlier by the group.

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