Ukraine is investigating the mysterious disappearance from a train last month of a Palestinian engineer whose wife claims he was abducted by Israel's secret service, an official said Thursday. Ukraine's interior ministry said it had received a request from the wife of Dirar Abu Seesi "to establish the whereabouts of her husband who disappeared in unknown circumstances," ministry spokesman Sergiy Burlakov said. He told that Abu Seesi, an engineer, was reported to have disappeared on the night of February 18-19 on the train between Kiev and the northern city of Kharkiv. Read more
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