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Kremlin-backed militants murder Lithuanian honorary consul

22.08.14

Mykola Zelenets, Honorary Lithuanian Consul in Luhansk has been murdered after being abducted by militants. The information came from Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Twitter who expressed deep sorrow that Mykola Zelenets had been “kidnapped and brutally killed by terrorists there”.  The information has been confirmed by Ukraine’s Interior Ministry.

Informator.lg.ua reports that  Mykola Zelenets was a Ukrainian businessman from Luhansk who specialized in producing fire-fighting equipment.  He represented Lithuanian in the Luhansk oblast. 

see also:
Abducted street artist released briefly, then imprisoned again
Journalist Dmytro Potekhin seized by militants
Kremlin-backed militants seize parents of a local journalist
Kremlin-backed militants’ resort to wholesale and merciless hostage-taking
Driver abducted while trying to evacuate an invalid
Horlivka Evacuation Coordinator abducted by Kremlin-backed militants (updated)
Pastor abducted in Donetsk oblast
Abducted Roman Catholic priest released by militants
Polish Catholic priest seized by Kremlin-backed militants
Greek Catholic Priest taken hostage by militants freed

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