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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.

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OSCE 'arrives for talks' with separatist leader

The de facto mayor of the Ukrainian city of Slaviansk has said mediators from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe who are seeking the release of a group of detained observers had arrived in the city.

The self-proclaimed mayor, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, told reporters he was heading into talks with the mediators.

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