Russia to take all possible steps to free OSCE observers -agencies

by Reuters
Saturday, 26 April 2014 08:33 GMT

MOSCOW, April 26 (Reuters) - Russia will take all possible steps to free detained OSCE military observers in the Ukrainian town of Slaviansk, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday, citing Russia's envoy to the Vienna-based Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

"We think that these people need to be freed as soon as possible," Andrei Kelin said in comments cited by ITAR-TASS. "Russia as a member of the OSCE will undertake all possible steps in this matter." (Reporting By Jason Bush, editing by Nigel Stephenson)