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Militants in east Ukraine release OSCE staff member

The driver was handed over to the mission in Donetsk.

Militants in east Ukraine release OSCE staff member

A staff member of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, who went missing on 7 June, was returned to the OSCE in Donetsk the next day, the SMM has said on Facebook.

The SMM driver went from Stakhanov to Donetsk Region on 4 June and did not return from his vacation on 7 June, as expected.

Donetsk separatists said that the OSCE staff member was detained on suspicion of espionage.