Luhansk militants detain Ukrainian MP

16:55, 10 October 2014
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Anti-Kyiv militants in Luhansk detained Regions Party MP Viktor Tikhonov on the evening of October 9 for “cooperating with the Ukrainian authorities,” a local news agency has reported. 

Viktor Tikhonov reported detained by militants /

Tikhonov was arrested by the militants at his home in Luhansk, on Budyonnogo Street, opposite high school No. 44, local news agency The Informant reported, citing its own sources.

It said the reason for Tikhonov’s detention was his “cooperation with the Kyiv authorities.”

Tikhonov is a former head of Luhansk Regional Council. Following the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine’s east, he was one of the first Ukrainian politicians to call for the "federalization" of the country.

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