Home > News > World
Monday April 28, 2014 MYT 2:10:04 AM
Monday April 28, 2014 MYT 2:11:11 AM
(Reuters) - Germany denounced as "revolting" on Sunday the parading of European observers held captive by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, and said Moscow had a duty to press its separatist allies to free the prisoners.
Pro-Moscow rebels have been holding eight European monitors for three days. On Sunday they freed one, a Swede, but said they had no plans to free the others. The captives were shown to journalists in Slaviansk, a town in Eastern Ukraine that separatists have turned into a heavily fortified redoubt.
"The public parading of the OSCE observers and Ukrainian security forces as prisoners is revolting and blatantly hurts the dignity of the victims," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a statement.
"It is an infringement of every rule of behaviour and standards that are made for tense situations like this. Russia has a duty to influence the separatists so that the detained members of the OSCE mission are freed as soon as possible."
(Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)
Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months - U.S. official
Harrison Ford injured in LA plane crash
Libya factions hold peace talks in Morocco
South Korea police say probing U.S. ambassador attacker's visits to North Korea
Palestinian leaders say they'll cut security coordination with Israel
Making professional accountancy cool
Agoda.com’s survey on popular festive travel spots
Pentagon to focus more on hack-proofing weapons
Your kids really need to know more about money
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)