The teenage son of the head of the administration of the Zaporizhia region was among 230 people released, the Ukrainian Pravda portal informed. 16-year-old Vlad Buriak was held hostage, he was detained by the Russians in April. 163 people are still in captivity, including five children.
On Thursday, Ukrainian media reported the release of Vlad Buriak, the 16-year-old son of Oleh Buryak, the head of the Zaporizhia administration. The teenager was held in captivity from April 8, the Ukrainian Pravda portal reminded.
In an interview with the television station Nastoyashcheye Vremia, which Vlad Buriak gave in the presence of his father, the young man said, among other things, that he was held in a single cell for 48 days under difficult conditions. He also stated that he had witnessed the torture of other detainees. He himself was not tortured.
“The 16-year-old Vlad Buriak was in Russian captivity for 4 months. They took him when they realized that his father was Oleh Buriak, chairman of the Zaporozhye regional administration. His parents tried to give this event maximum publicity and finally the father could hug his son” – an advisor to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Anton Heraszczenko, wrote on Twitter. The entry was accompanied by a video recording the moment of the father’s meeting with his son.
163 people abducted by the Russians remain in captivity
According to the press release of the Zaporizhia oblast, “163 people are still held hostage”, and 230 people have been released. In total, the authorities recorded 393 cases of abduction.
“Representatives Russia do not divide Ukrainians into civilians and military, therefore citizens of all categories, regardless of age, sex, profession, and social status, suffer from constant terrorism, “it was reported.
According to the regional administration, the abductees included 46 representatives of the authorities, 32 entrepreneurs, 32 persons holding managerial positions, four lawyers, two journalists and five children.
Main photo source: Facebook / Save-Vlad-Buryak