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One of detained OSCE military observers released in Slavyansk

SLAVYANSK, April 27. /ITAR-TASS/. One of the military observers from OSCE member countries, who were detained in Ukraine’s southeastern town of Slavyansk, has been released.

This is a Swedish national who suffers from diabetes. He was released for health reasons.

On Friday, April 25, supporters of federalization in Slavyansk, a city in the southeast of Ukraine, detained a bus with passengers, with unarmed military observers from OSCE countries among them. The observers are staying in the east of Ukraine at the invitation of the Kiev authorities.

The OSCE confirmed to ITAR-TASS that these were not members of the Special Monitoring Mission or the election observation mission but had been sent to Ukraine by individual OSCE member states in accordance with the Vienna Document on confidence- and security-building measures.