Incident Summary:

07/13/2017: Assailants abducted a civilian, Liudmila Surzhenko, at an illegal checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk, Ukraine. Surzhenko was tortured before being released on July 29, 2017. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Luhansk People's Republic.

GTD ID:
201707130062

When:
2017-07-13

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Luhansk

City:
Stanytsia Luhanska

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Liudmila Surzhenko
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 16
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
Luhansk People's Republic No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
""LPR" members take deaf female hostage amid crossing Donbas contact line," NewsReality.com, July 17, 2017."
"BBC Monitoring: Ukraine Watchlist 31 Jul 17," BBC Monitoring, July 31, 2017."
"Ukrainian judge released after 9-month captivity in separatist-controlled Luhansk Oblast," Kyiv Post Online, July 31, 2017."