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Phillips wrote in his Twitter page late on Wednesday that he felt okay and thanked everybody for support. The journalist said he had been treated fairly. “I don’t have my phone or possessions right now, hope to get them back tomorrow,” he wrote. He said that after being detained in Marioupol, he was brought to Zaporozhye, where he stayed the night under armed guard. After that he was “removed by armed guard” and “questioned thoroughly” on his work for RT.
“All my work in order, no charges, no deportation, no one laid a hand on me in anger, Ukrainian authorities treated me fairly,” he wrote.
Phillips was detained in the south-eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol by the country’s National Guard on May 20. He posted on his Twitter page that had been recording footage with a senior doctor at a city morgue in Mariupol.
After being detained, he was transferred to officers of the Ukrainian Security Service for questioning. In a telephone conversation with RT colleagues he said he had been asked whether he was a spy and what was his stance on Crimea.
Reports about victimization of journalists by security forces loyal to Kiev were repeatedly coming from Ukraine's south-east earlier. Thus, on May 18, NG troopers detained LifeNews staff members Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saichenko. Subsequently, Viktoria Syumar, Deputy Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, accused them of assisting "terrorists". “I understand my LifeNews colleagues Oleg and Marat are being held in Kiev, and ok. I am strongly asking for their immediate release,” Phillips wrote in his microblog.