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epa04182534 Part of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) military observers and the so called People’s Mayor of Slavyansk Vyacheslav Ponomarev (2-L) attend a press conference in Slaviansk, Ukraine, 27 April 2014. Speaking for the group was German Colonel Axel Schneider (4-L, checkered shirt). Others are not identified. The seven observers from Vienna-based OSCE, five Ukrainian officers and one driver of a bus were detained by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukrainian on 25 April 2014 and are held captive on charges of espionage. EPA/IGOR KOVALENKO