An aide to UN special envoy Robert Serry asked journalists from ITV News not to leave the coffee shop in Crimea where the diplomat was being held by unidentified local militia.
"No, no don't leave. Please," the woman is heard saying as Mr Serry discusses the situation on the phone.
ITV News were the only TV journalists with the UN envoy as he was trapped in a cafe.
The UN envoy's team believed the visible presence of our camera crew was probably the best protection they could have had from the militia.
ITV News were the only TV journalists with a UN envoy as he was forced to seek refuge in a Crimea cafe after being confronted by armed men.