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The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
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Ukrainska Pravda reports (translated by The Interpreter):

Separatists in Lugansk have kidnapped the head of the 106th District Electoral Commission [OIC] in the Oktyabrsky district of the city. They also attempted to kidnap the head of the 105th committee.

This was announced by the head of the Ukrainian Voters' Committee, Oleksandr Chernenko.

"Lugansk. The head of OIC 106 was kidnapped yesterday and taken to the SBU building", he said.

"Last night they also broke down the door of OIC 105 and went to the home of the head of that commission, but they didn't find him there", he added.

So far, no other details are known.

This is the latest in a spate of kidnappings of electoral officials. We reported on the kidnapping of an OIC head in Kramatorsk on Wednesday, the same day that a school director was abducted and subsequently released in Lugansk. Ukrainska Pravda also report that the head of the 109th OIC in Lugansk was kidnapped yesterday, and that separatists seized the premises of the 111th OIC in Antratsyt and threatened their members.