Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting army officer

July 9, 2014 10:46 AM

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Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting army officer

KIEV: Ukraine accused Russia Wednesday of abducting a woman army officer captured by separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine and demanded she be released and returned home.

Nadezhda Savchenko, 33, was seized by pro-Russian rebels in June while she was fighting with pro-government militia on the outskirts of Luhansk on the border with Russia, local media said.

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