Ukraine rebels free Swedish hostage, seven others remain

Vacheslav Ponomarev, the self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk, center, is flanked by a group of foreign military observers including Axel Schneider, fourth from the left, and John Christensen, third left, a senior Sgt. in the Danish army, being held by Ponomarev's group during a press conference in city hall, Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 28, 2014, on page 1.




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