Ukraine Cossacks Thought To Be Behind Observer Kidnappings

Western diplomats believe that leading Cossacks could be behind the abduction of two teams of OSCE observers in eastern Ukraine, SPIEGEL has learned. A leading Cossack in the Russian parliament could have the power to free them.
A pro-Russian fighter in Ukraine. Two teams of OSCE observers have been held hostage in eastern Ukraine for weeks.

A pro-Russian fighter in Ukraine. Two teams of OSCE observers have been held hostage in eastern Ukraine for weeks.

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