Observer released 'thought to be Major Johansson'

One of the OSCE observers released by separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk is thought to be Major Johansson. The spokeswoman of the self-styled mayor said that he had "mild diabetes". ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reported:


One of the OSCE military observers just released from captivity in Slovyansk #ukraine. Said to be Sweden's Maj Johansson. Medical grounds.

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Pro-Russian separatists seize another eastern Ukraine town

Armed pro-Russian separatists have taken control of the east Ukrainian town of Kostyantynivka today. Separatists in Slaviansk yesterday released one of eight OSCE monitors they are holding.