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Ukraine crisis: Military observer freed in Sloviansk

One of the team of European monitors seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian flashpoint city of Sloviansk on Friday has been freed.

The man, reportedly Swedish, was released on medical grounds, a separatist spokeswoman told the BBC.

The eight monitors - linked to the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - were shown to the media on Sunday.

Intensive diplomacy has been going on to try to secure their freedom.

Steve Rosenberg reports.

  • 27 Apr 2014
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