ORDLO militants promised to include Ukrainian scientist Igor Kozlovsky who is kept hostage in occupied Donetsk, in approval of the final lists for prisoner exchange, according to the representative of Ukraine in the Tripartite Contact Group Irina Gerashchenko.
“The other party, at last, promised, including in the format of the Tripartite Contact Group, that when the final lists are agreed, they will include I. Kozlovsky. The only question is when the other party stops coming up with the far-fetched reasons for the delay and we agree on the date of release.”
Earlier, QHA reported that an outstanding Ukrainian historian and religious scholar Igor Kozlovsky was captured by the militants of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" on January 27, 2016. The scientist was taken prisoner in the middle in the daytime in the center of the city and put to the cellars of the "Ministry of State Security of the Donetsk People's Republic." Representatives of the so-called "DPR" authorities took the keys from the man and searched his apartment.
Immediately after the arrest of the scientist, according to Igor’s wife Valentina Kozlovska, her husband was accused of "improper correspondence in Facebook." His nephew Denis Kozlovsky says that the actual reason for the capture is still a mystery.