A CNN freelance journalist was abducted in Ukraine and detained by rebel forces. Story continues below video.
Anton Skiba was taken by gunmen after working at the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crash site.
The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic is taking responsibility for the kidnapping. Since his detention, CNN has attempted through a number of different separatist officials to secure Skiba’s freedom.
The news network is now publicly asking those who are holding Skiba to release him, after private meetings to secure Skiba’s freedom failed.
Several international human rights and press freedom organizations have since called for Skiba’s immediate release.