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Polish priest abducted in Ukraine flashpoint town

Published on May 28, 2014 5:18 PM

WARSAW (AFP) - A Polish Catholic priest has been abducted by pro-Russia militiamen in the eastern Ukrainian flashpoint city of Donetsk, the government and Polish media reported Wednesday.

"Our consular services have been working on securing the release of our citizen, we are also in touch with Church officials," Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told reporters.

He declined to provide further details on the case but Polish media named the priest as Father Pawel Witek and said he had been nabbed on Tuesday by separatist rebels.

The clergyman is said to be held at the Ukrainian SBU security services building occupied by the rebels in Donetsk.

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