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Tally of persons kidnapped by Russian-backed insurgents in Ukraine’s east grows to 16 (UPDATE)

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Apr. 23, 2014 17:53
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Serhiy Lefter, a Ukrainian journalist, was reported missing on April 16 and is believed to have been captured by pro-Russian militants in Sloviansk, according to the Open Dialog Foundation, for which he was working at the time of his disappearance.
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Sixteen persons, including journalists, have been kidnapped over the past week in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Sloviansk and Horlivka, according to Kyiv Post reporting and that of Donetsk-based news website Novosti Donbassa. Some have been released while two have been found dead. 

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