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Second team of OSCE monitors held in eastern Ukraine

Another team of monitors of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been detained in eastern Ukraine, the Vienna-based OSCE said. Four monitors and a language assistant were stopped in Severodonetsk by armed men.

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Second team of OSCE monitors 'detained in Ukraine'

Another team of monitors of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been detained in eastern Ukraine, the group has said.

Severodonetsk lies near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. Credit: Google Maps

The OSCE said the team of four international monitors and a Ukrainian language assistant was stopped in the town of Severodonetsk, 62 miles north of Luhansk by armed men.

It said it had lost contact with the team at around 7pm (4pm GMT) on Thursday.

The team from the OSCE's special monitoring mission would be in addition to another missing team in the east of the country, which was last heard from on the evening of 26 May, the organisation said.

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