The 15-second video shows Kochneva saying in Arabic: “My name is
Anhara. I was abducted near Homs. I beg the Ukrainian and Russian
embassies and the Syrian authorities to comply with the demands of my
The details of the kidnappers’ demands are unknown.
Kochneva’s last entry in her Live Journal blog dates October 8:
“Don’t go looking for me for a couple of days. I am off.” Later it was
reported that she went missing near the Syrian city of Homs.