BUENOS AIRES, August 21, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian compatriots in Argentina are concerned over the fate of Russian photo journalist Andrey Stenin went missing in Ukraine and urged Kiev to take all effort to search for him, the coordination council of Russian compatriots living in Argentina said in a resolution on Wednesday.
“We join numerous appeals of international organisations and journalist unions all round the world, voicing concerns over Andrei’s fate,” the document said, adding that “We ask Ukrainian government to take all measures needed to immediately search for Andrei or release him, if he was detained.”
Photo correspondent of Russian state-run international news agency Rossiya Segodnya Andrei Stenin who worked in east Ukraine has not got on the line since August 5. Ukrainian military forces could have detained him, several sources said. Ukrainian Interior Ministry has started the search for the Russian journalist on August 16.