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Police: Body of Pro-Ukrainian Horlivka City Councilman found dead in river

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April 23, 2014, 12:38 a.m. | Ukraine — by Mark Rachkevych

Police say that one of the two dead bodies they found in a river near Slovyansk, Donetsk Oblast, was that of Volodymyr Rybak, a local city council member in Horlivka, 65 kilometers away, who took part in a pro-Ukrainian rally there on April 17 and who was later found with signs of torture.
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Mark Rachkevych

Mark has been a reporter for the Kyiv Post since 2006, but joined full-time in 2009. A native Chicagoan where he was the co-founder of the now defunct Glasshouse Magazine, Mark currently is an editor of business news and still contributes stories on an ongoing basis. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, and fluent in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.

The Interior Ministry identified Batkivshchyna party Horlivka City Councilman Volodymyr Rybak as one of the two dead bodies found on April 19 in a local river of Slovyansk District in Donetsk Oblast. 

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