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Today we were shocked to hear reports that Lithuanian Honorary Consul Mykola Zelenec was abducted and murdered by separatist groups operating in Luhansk. We extend heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. While we are still seeking information on the circumstances of this tragedy, one thing is clear: For too long people of courage in Ukraine have risked abduction, torture, and even death for their commitment to transparency in the face of cynical armed attempts to dictate Ukraine’s future. We rededicate ourselves to supporting the search for an end to the violence, as we mourn another victim of this manufactured conflict.
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