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Polish OSCE observer held in Ukraine back home

English.news.cn   2014-05-04 19:28:37

WARSAW, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Polish officer held captive together with other Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observers by pro-Russian separatists in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, was released and came back to Poland on Saturday night.

According to Polish media, the officer who had been held for more than a week has come back together with other observers and landed in Berlin late at Saturday's night.

He was later taken back to Poland on a military aircraft and reunited with his family. According to the spokesman of Ministry of Defense, the officer is in a good condition.

The OSCE observers were held captive on April 25.

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