Maksymenko wrote on her Facebook page that she returned to Kyiv and thanked the public fo their support and promised to tell more at a press conference. Meanwhile, activists Butko and Ryaztseva — who participated in the AutoMaidan motorist protests against Ukrainian officials — are also free. But they were not in Kyiv as of the morning of March 12, but were on their way back to the capital.
“We won’t be telling anything about when and how they have been found before they are in Kyiv and safe,” said AutoMaidan activist Illya Dashivets. “I think it will be possible to contact Butko today, in the evening.”
All three women were reported kidnapped and missing on March 9.