Junior rebel commander detained in east Ukraine - interior ministry

by Reuters
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:28 GMT

KIEV, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces have detained Semyon Khodakovsky, a junior rebel commander operating in east Ukraine, an interior ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

The spokesman clarified an earlier ministry comment that suggested Alexander Khodakovsky, a key rebel commander of the unit Vostok Battalion, had been seized.

Semyon Khodakovsky was the leader of a rebel group in Artemivsk, a town between the separatist strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Richard Balmforth and John Stonestreet)

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