Detained OSCE observer released in Ukraine’s Slavyansk


One of the eight European observers being detained by self-defense activists in the eastern Ukraine city of Slavyansk on Sunday evening was escorted to an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe vehicle and driven away. The two negotiators and the Swedish military inspector boarded a white car with an OSCE logo on it and drove away without any comment to reporters.

The spokesperson for the self-defense activists in Slavyanks said that the observer was released on medical grounds. “He has a mild form of diabetes and so we decided to let him go,” she told reporters.


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