Russia must press Ukraine separatists to free OSCE team: Berlin

Masked pro-Russian activists guard the entrance during their mass storming of a regional Television Centre in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 27, 2014.(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

BERLIN: Russia has a "duty" to pressure pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to free OSCE inspectors they have held since Friday, the German foreign minister said.

"Russia has the duty to influence the separatists so that the members of the OSCE who are being held will be released as soon as possible," Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a statement released on Sunday.





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