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CNN asks for release of journalist abducted by separatists in Ukraine

Published on Jul 24, 2014 10:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - CNN said on Thursday a Ukrainian journalist working for the US news channel had been abducted this week by pro-Russian separatists, and appealed for his release.

On its website, CNN said journalist Anton Skiba was taken on Tuesday by armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic.

Skiba had been working as a freelancer with a CNN crew covering the crisis in Ukraine.

CNN said it did not report the abduction at the time while making efforts to obtain his release. But since those efforts failed, CNN said it was publicly appealing for Skiba's release.

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