Poland demands immediate release of OSCE hostages
April 29, 2014
Poland's Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry demanded that the
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observers being held captive by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine are immediately and unconditionally released, the ministries said in a joint statement.
The group of OSCE observers was hijacked in a bus on Friday while nearing a checkpoint on the outskirts of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine.
One of the kidnapped is an officer of the Polish army, they said.
On Monday a Swedish citizen, who suffers from diabetes, was released, but the remaining five hostages, including three Germans, a Czech and a Dane, remain in custody.