Russia Calls for Release of Journalists Held in Ukraine With Familiar Hashtag


Two Russian journalists were reportedly detained in Ukraine over the weekend, and Russia wants them back — by any means necessary — including “retaliatory measures,” and hashtags.

Ukraine forces detained Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saychenko, journalists from the pro-Russian news portal LifeNews, in eastern Ukraine on Sunday. The Russian government demanded their immediate release on Tuesday, using the Twitter hashtag #SaveOurGuys and hinting it might take more invasive measures as well.

The official account of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted the hashtag on Tuesday morning. It’s reminiscent of the grassroots …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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