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UN Deputy Secretary General denies reports special envoy Serry abducted in Crimea

March 05, 2014, 22:20 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
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UNITED NATIONS, March 05, /ITAR-TASS/. UN special representative Robert Serry was not abducted in Crimea Wednesday and he made a phone call from there, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Jan Eliasson told reporters by telephone from Kiev.

According to Eliasson, Serry got into an unpleasant incident in Crimea, as his car was stopped by unknown people who told him to go to the airport and the get out of the Crimea. Eliasson said that, to the best of his knowledge, Serry got out of the car and headed for a nearby cafe, where he made a call to Eliasson from.

From the cafe, Serry reported walked to the hotel where he was staying.

When the reporters asked Eliasson if he had any idea about the identity of the people, who had stopped Serry, he said he did not know what language they spoke but some of them, in all evidence, were armed.

He described them as a group numbering ten to fifteen people.

Eliasson also said the UN did not plan to call Serry off from Crimea but UN decision-makers were considering the options of what was to be done in this situation.

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