Incident Summary:

01/29/2016: Assailants abducted Maryna Cherenkova, the Responsible Citizens volunteer group coordinator, in Donetsk city, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. Cherenkova was released on February 22, 2016. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the abduction to the Donetsk People's Republic.

GTD ID:
201601290029

When:
2016-01-29

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Donetsk

City:
Donetsk

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Responsible Citizens
Specific Description Leader: Maryna Cherenkova
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 24
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Donetsk People's Republic No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Humanitarian activist missing in Donetsk," UNIAN, January 30, 2016."
"New wave of 'arrests' & attack on Ukrainian churches in militant-controlled Donetsk," Prava Lyudyny v Ukrayini, February 1, 2016."
""You Don't Exist": Arbitrary Detentions, Enforced Disappearances, and Torture in Eastern Ukraine," Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2016."