According to Ukrainian media reports, the Russian IT specialist and a member of the exchange Exmo — Paul Lerner, who was kidnapped in Kiev on 26 December — released by the abductors.
«He was released by kidnappers themselves. Threw on the track» – said in the National police.
The victim on contact doesn’t work, apparently, carries out the instructions of the investigation. According to the publication, Lerner was kidnapped by six men with guns in a van with stolen plates. The police believe that the kidnappers were afraid of elevated noise after information about the kidnapping.
Another probable reason for the release might be that Lerner has information and accesses, which expected him to. At least, we can conclude that the capture Lerner was carried out not by intelligence or law enforcement agencies, and the functioning of the exchange, this event probably will not be affected.