Home > News > World
Saturday May 10, 2014 MYT 3:25:02 PM
Saturday May 10, 2014 MYT 3:26:33 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - Several members of the Red Cross were held for seven hours by rebel activists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk and released early on Saturday, one having been beaten, a Red Cross official in Kiev said.
A spokesman for the self-styled pro-Russian "Donetsk People's Republic" said on Saturday they had been detained on Friday evening by rebel activists on suspicion of espionage.
The Red Cross official gave no further details, though the internet newspaper Novosti Donbassa said a Frenchman had been among those held. there was no confirmation of this.
"They were released at two o'clock. One had beeen heavily beaten," Red Cross official Irina Tsaryuk told Reuters.
(Writing by Ralph Boulton; reporting by Aleksander Vasovic and Pavel Polityuk)
Ukraine says Russia withdrawing forces from east, sees boost for peace
Ceasefire in east Ukraine frays, woman killed by shelling
Second Russian aid convoy arrives in Ukrainian city of Luhansk - agencies
Fresh shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk puts ceasefire under more strain
U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions despite Ukraine ceasefire
West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears
Ukraine president asks U.S. Congress for more aid
U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630
Venezuelan cartoonist says fired for health satire
France ready for greater EU integration with Germany - Hollande
Arab Bank never backed Hamas, lawyer tells U.S. trial
London designers target fashion-hungry shoppers with 'tech firsts'
Stricter safety measures at MRT project sites
Senior citizen room-swapping travel
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)