OSCE observers released thanks to Patriarch Kirill’s request – Boroday

Natalya Mihailova | 28 June 2014
Moscow, June 27, Interfax - Home guards released members of OSCE mission detained in south-east Ukraine in response to Patriarch Kirill's of Moscow and All Russia request, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic Alexander Boroday said.

“Thanks to the patriarch’s address, thanks to people’s good will we managed to do it. Observers were released without any conditions,” Boroday was cited as saying on Friday by the Synodal Information Department press service.

Earlier in his address, Patriarch Kirill urged “to help release a group of observers detained in south-east Ukraine.” He stressed that “liberation of these people will become another important manifestation of good will and aspiration for peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.”

Earlier, the DNR press service informed Interfax that four OSCE officials were taken to a Donetsk hotel where Boroday met them. Press conference with their participation is expected to be held on Saturday.

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