Missing Ukraine journalist Vasily Sergiyenko found murdered - Press Gazette

Missing Ukraine journalist Vasily Sergiyenko found murdered

The body of a kidnapped Ukrainian journalist who played an active role in protests that led to president Viktor Yanukovych's removal in February has been found in a forest 60 miles outside the capital, Kiev.
 
Cherkassk province prosecutors said Vasily Sergiyenko was abducted in his home city of Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi on Friday evening, and later murdered.
 
The nationalist Svoboda party, of which Mr Sergiyenko was a member, said the reporter was found with stab wounds and signs he had been beaten about the head and knees.
 
Svoboda said the killing bears the hallmarks of a politically-motivated hit.
 
The party, whose leader Oleh Tyahnybok is running in the May 25 presidential election, said Mr Sergiyenko and other Svoboda representatives had received threats over the past week.

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