Syria talks in Astana to end on Tuesday — sourceWorld January 24, 11:50
Syrian opposition says no plans to sign Astana meeting communiqueWorld January 24, 10:34
Astana talks may continue on Wednesday, Syrian opposition saysWorld January 24, 9:14
Syria peace talks in Astana enter second dayWorld January 24, 8:52
China deploys intercontinental missiles near Russian border — mediaWorld January 24, 7:58
Russian army engineers defuse almost 500 improvised explosives in eastern AleppoMilitary & Defense January 24, 6:56
Printing house in Kiev releases map of Ukraine leaving out CrimeaWorld January 24, 4:34
Title for Episode VIII of world’s famous saga ‘Star Wars’ revealedSociety & Culture January 23, 21:19
Russia’s chief negotiator: Astana format gives hope for new level in negotiating processRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 20:52
“At about 3 a.m. an exchange of prisoners took place,” he said adding that they released two people in exchange for Yurchenko.
The poet, a French national, was held captive by the government forces in Donetsk since May.
“He was beaten in captivity - his ribs are broken,” the DPR man said without specifying the identity of people that the militia handed over to Kiev representatives.
Yurchenko arrived in Ukraine’s conflict-gripped southeast from Paris as a volunteer.
“He is a Paris playwright, actor, poet, laureate of international contests and president of the Les Saisons Russes (Russian Seasons) theatre association,” Gerashchenko said. “He translated reports and news into French in order, as he puts it, ‘to break the information blockade of Novorossiya for the French-speaking countries of the European Union.