Ukraine Rebels Release OSCE Observers

Ukraine Rebels Release OSCE Observers

THE GUARDIAN – Rebels in south-east Ukraine have released four out of eight international observers captured over a month ago.

Four observers from the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were brought by heavily armed rebels to a hotel in downtown Donetsk, where they were handed over to their colleagues. Another four remain in rebel captivity in the neighbouring Luhansk region.

Those handed over in the early hours of Friday morning were from Switzerland, Turkey, Estonia and Denmark. All had been sent to Ukraine as part of team of 100 to monitor the Switzerland agreement aimed at calming the conflict.

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