MOSCOW, August 18 (RIA Novosti) - The National Press Club raised concerns over the safety of a Russian photographer who went missing in Ukraine and called for his release in a statement it released on Monday.
"It is very important that Andrei Stenin be quickly located and freed if he is being held by Ukrainian security services," NPC President Myron Belkind said in the statement.
Belkind also called it “crucial that all sides in this conflict… cease obstructing the ability of the press to cover events in eastern Ukraine, which are of great consequence to the Ukrainian public and to the international community."
The Washington-based organization is also concerned about other reporters who have become endangered in that war zone.
The NPC urged all sides in the ongoing conflict to respect the essential right of journalists to go about their work without harassment and without fearing for their safety.
Please support Andrei Stenin’s release by sharing the hashtag #FreeAndrew in the social networks. Andrei is a professional war photographer; he has photographed the most dangerous war zones in the world. You can view Andrei’s pictures from Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and Libya here and his most recent shots from eastern Ukraine here.