OSCE observers released in Slavyansk arrive in Kiev

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Military observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), who were released by militia in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on Saturday, May 3, have arrived in Kiev, the government said on its website, ITAR-TASS reported.

The OSCE observers, detained in Slavyansk on April 25, were released on May 3 with the assistance of the Russian president's special envoy Vladimir Lukin, who took them out of the city and handed them over to Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland and representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. After that they headed to Donetsk wherefrom they will go to their respective home countries.

The observers represent the Czech Republic, Poland and Denmark, as well as Ukraine.

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