Agence France-PresseMarch 11, 2013 12:16
A Ukrainian journalist held for several months by kidnappers in Syria is safe in Damascus after fleeing from her captors on Monday, her family said.
Ankhar Kochneva, an Arabic speaker who was working as an assistant for Russian media, was kidnapped in early October. She has reportedly said she was held by opposition forces who treated her poorly.
The Ukrainian foreign ministry confirmed she was free and safe but declined to say if she had indeed escaped from her captors.