Friday, 29 December 2017

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday



Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday.

 
Exmo confirmed that their employee is safe and "there was no physical harm inflicted on him".


Mr Lerner, 40, a leading analyst at the cryptocurrency company, was kidnapped on 26 December while leaving his office in Kiev's Obolon district.


According to Ukrainian media reports, Mr Lerner was "thrown out on a motorway" by his abductors.


Exmo said: "Pavel is currently in a state of major stress, therefore, he will not provide any official comments in the coming days.
"The case is currently under investigation of the state security authorities."


The company emphasised it was back to business as usual, and that Mr Lerner did not have access to any financial assets on the platform.




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