3 Ukraine security agents captured in Donetsk

The members of Ukraine's special security team 'Alpha' may be released on condition that their supporters, detained by Ukrainian goverment, are freed, a pro-Russian separatist says

The members of Ukraine's special security team 'Alpha' may be released on condition that their supporters, detained by Ukrainian goverment, are freed, a pro-Russian separatist says

SLAVYANSK, Ukraine - Three members of Ukraine’s special security team 'Alpha' were detained by pro-Russian separatists on Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

An unidentified pro-Russian rebel said that the three security agents were detained in the town of Gorlovka near Donetsk. Leading activist, Igor Bezler, who is believed to be part of the group that occupied Gorlovka police headquarters, was captured and together with the two others was taken to the city of Slavyansk. 

The pro-Russian group offered to release the three on condition that their supporters detained by Ukrainian goverment are freed.

Russian media published photos showing the three security agents blindfolded and allegedly showing signs of being beaten.

Leader of the armed pro-Russian militants controlling Slavyansk city, has previously said that people detained including policemen and soldiers may be released in return of the release of pro-Russian supporters.

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