U.S. journalist missing in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine, say local police

By Thomson Reuters Apr 12, 2024 | 4:06 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russell Bentley, a U.S. national, is missing in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine, local police said on Friday, and a search is underway to try to find him.

Bentley, born in 1960, a self-declared supporter of Russian-backed forces in Ukraine whom Russian state media have described as a war correspondent, reportedly went missing on April 8, police in the Russian-controlled Donetsk region said in a statement.

The authorities did not provide details on his last known whereabouts or the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

(Reporting by Reuters; Writing by Maxim Rodionov; Editing by Andrew Osborn)