Kiev military officer and a "contract soldier" kidnapped

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Kiev military officer and a "contract soldier" kidnapped

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Kiev government has admitted that pro-Russian militias in Eastern Ukraine have "kidnapped" a Ukrainian military officer, and "contract soldier", whatever that is. Kiev vows a tough response.
Kyiv Post, a pro-Kiev government newspaper in Kiev, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 wrote:
12:24 p.m. ( local Kiev time )

( Kiev government ) Defense Ministry promises plans to "respond toughly" to abduction of Ukrainian soldiers

The Ukrainian Defense ministry is promising a tough response to separatists who abducted two Ukrainian soldiers in eastern Ukraine, reports Interfax Ukraine.

The soldiers, an officer and a contract solder, were kidnapped while stopping on the side of the road in the city of Krasny Luch in Luhansk Oblast.

The Defense Ministry's press service released a statement saying that the "leadership of the national defense agency is planning to respond toughly to such actions against servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who swore allegiance to the Ukrainian people and are faithfully performing their designated tasks."

"These activities are carried out in close cooperation with the respective structural units of other law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, which are involved in carrying out anti-terrorist operations," said the ministry's statement.

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