Separatists say they are holding OSCE observers, will release them

May 29, 2014 2:01 PM

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Pro-Russian separatists confirmed Thursday that they are holding four international observers detained in eastern Ukraine and said they would release them.

“We have taken them into custody,” Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the self-declared people’s mayor of Sloviansk, was quoted as saying by Russia’s Interfax news agency. “We are now clarifying who they are, where they were going and why and will set them free.” The observers with the Organization for Security...

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