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Pro-Russian militants take two Ukrainian soldiers 'hostage'

Published on Apr 16, 2014 5:28 PM
 
People sing the Ukrainian national anthem during a pro-Ukraine rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk, on April 15, 2014. Ukraine's defence minister said on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers "hostage" in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk. -- PHOTO: AFP

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's defence minister said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers "hostage" in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk.

The ministry said an officer and a soldier were seized by "extremists" on Tuesday and taken to an unknown destination after they pulled over near the town of Krasnyi Luch to repair their vehicle.

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