“Hunters for ISIS” – one more PMC and also seem to be from the same master – he offered a million dollars ransom for the captives of the Russians. The risk of this proposal is obvious – then the capture of the Russian military will become a profitable business, and to refuse anything from foreclosure will be extremely difficult. Generally, this kind of procedure, always unspoken, because everyone understands the risks.
Explanations for this sentence, and even in this form, two. The first Hunters know that the ransom definitely does not take place, and therefore are simply promoted. The second explanation – the usual nonsense. So things are not done.
In any case, the situation will be resolved soon. But while ISIS had made no public ransom demands. Either the trade goes non-public, or decided to execute the prisoners (or the execution has taken place).