Colonel Ivan Bezyazykov, a Ukrainian army officer, has been released from captivity in Donbas, Ukraine's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group humanitarian subgroup Iryna Gerashchenko said.
Bezyazykov was in militant captivity since August 2014. And "following some very hard fieldwork and prompt actions, he is finally released," said Gerashchenko.
She added that Ukrainian president was the first to learn that the operation that he gave the green light to a few days ago was successful.
Ivan Bezyazykov with his wife Margaryta
"That was a true secret operation," Gerashchenko wrote on her Facebook page.