DNR militia released Ukrainian soldier, who fought in Donetsk airport. In captivity, he spent about 2 years, he was released after the leadership of the DNI asked the Patriarch. The soldier was transferred to the Ukrainian side at a checkpoint olenivka-Volnovakha.
Hostage my name is Taras Kolodiy. He was from the city. Got under mobilization, in 1980, the brigade APU. In January 2015 he was under the Donetsk airport. There was captured. For 2 years he spent in prison. Taras Kolodiy every day, dreamed of returning home. The news that he will soon be able to hug my mother for a soldier was a complete surprise. Taras was put in the car, he'll be home soon.
With a request for the release of Taras Kolodiy his family appealed to the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry. That, in turn, referred the petition to Patriarch Kirill. With the assistance of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the authorities DND decided on this issue. The release of a prisoner held without any preconditions as an act of goodwill.
The ROC has repeatedly stated that the fratricidal war in the Donbass should be stopped. The first step towards this must be the early release of prisoners from both sides.
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