"The four members of the Donetsk-based monitoring team of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMMU) that went missing since late May were released late yesterday after 32 days in captivity," the statement says.
According to the statement, the freed monitors were observed to be in good condition.
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At the same time, another four remain in terrorists' captivity in the Luhansk region. SMMU notes that the OSCE monitors remain and continue working in Donetsk and Luhansk, yet the teams have been reconfigured in view of the security situation. The number of monitors in those two regions has been temporarily reduced due to the highly volatile situation.
A month ago, terrorists kidnapped eight OSCE observers. Four OSCE observers were captured in Donetsk on May 26, and four days later kidnapped four their colleagues and a translator in Lugansk.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMMU) confirmed the release of four observers from captivity.