Yanukovych orders law enforcement to find missing journalist who wrote about corruption

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine says he is taking control of the case of an investigative reporter who has gone missing.

In that role, Yanukovych ordered top law enforcement officials on Friday to "make every possible and impossible effort" to find Vasyl Klymentyev, the editor of a newspaper in the eastern city of Kharkiv.

Klymentyev has been missing for a week.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement earlier this week voicing concerned about Klymentyev's well-being and urging Kharkiv authorities to carry out a thorough investigation.

Klymentyev reportedly was threatened after refusing to accept a bribe to halt publication of a story about a regional prosecutor accused of accepting bribes to close criminal cases.