Three Days in Crimean Captivity – The Story of Katya and Shura
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
On March 9, 2014, at the Turetskiy Val checkpoint, two cars were stopped on their way to Crimea. In one of the cars, there were two Automaidan activists, Olexandra “Shura” Ryazantseva, and Kateryna “Katya” Butko.
In the other car were journalist Elena Maksymenko, photographer Oles Kromplyas, and driver Yevhen Rakhno. After being detained, all five of them disappeared. For three days, their relatives, friends, and acquaintances along with other activists searched for them. The story has a happy ending. The prisoners were found.
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