Eight members of a military monitoring mission were abducted on April 25 and are held hostage in the northern Donetsk Oblast city of Sloviansk by pro-Russian separatist forces, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Friday. The OSCE monitors were traveling by bus from Kramatorsk to Sloviansk in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine's interior ministry said.
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