Our partners from the Ukrainian charity fund Vostok SOS (East SOS) have been arrested in Minsk. Reportedly, Kostyantyn Reutskyi and Yevhen Vasyliev were detained when filming a violent incident during the ongoing protests in the capital of Belarus. According to Vostok SOS, there is no information about the whereabouts of Reutskyi and Vasyliev.
We in DRA are very concerned about this incident and are calling on our partners in the EU governments, European civil society and all those who can influence the situation, to support their soonest release.
Vostok SOS is a trusted and important partner, dedicated to democratic and human rights values. Our thoughts are with Kostyantyn, Yevhen, their families and friends.