Russia Calls for Release of Journalists Held in Ukraine With Familiar Hashtag

By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

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Two Russian journalists were reportedly detained in Ukraine over the weekend, and Russia wants them back — by any means necessary — including “retaliatory measures,” and hashtags.

Ukraine forces detained Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saychenko, journalists from the pro-Russian news portal LifeNews, in eastern Ukraine on Sunday. The Russian government demanded their immediate release on Tuesday, using the Twitter hashtag #SaveOurGuys and hinting it might take more invasive measures as well.

The official account of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted the hashtag on …read more

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