Ukrainian servicemen walks in the yard of a destroyed building in the Pisky village near Donetsk on October 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ANATOLII STEPANOV
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The United Nations said Wednesday that one of its staff members had been captured by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine's separatist east.The U.N. is carrying out a humanitarian mission in the war-torn republics of Lugansk and Donetsk.The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) confirmed the detention but identified the captive as a member of Ukraine's SBU security service who was suspected of involvement in fighting against the insurgents.The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said Saturday that several monitors carrying out an observation mission had come under fire 50 km (30 miles) south of the insurgents' de facto capital Donetsk.
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