Donbas militants captured UN monitoring mission member

Donbas militants captured UN monitoring mission memberThe United Nations has called for the immediate release of its staff member who was captured by militants in Donetsk on April 8.

"The United Nations is deeply concerned about the fact that one of its staff members is being held captive in Donetsk. The UN has mobilized all channels to ensure his immediate and unconditional release," the UN press service said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

According to the information available to the organization, its staff member is being treated well.

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"The UN appeals to all parties, including the media, to respect the staff member and his family in this sensitive phase of the discussion around his release," the statement reads.

Earlier reports said that on April 8 militants captured a Ukrainian member of the UN monitoring mission in Donetsk. He is kept in a basement and representatives of the UN mission are not allowed to see him, nor given any information about the hostage's health condition.
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