Rebel leader says his men holding OSCE monitors
An insurgent leader said Thursday that his fighters are holding four observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.


Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the self-proclaimed "people's mayor" of Slovyansk, a city in the Donetsk region, said the four monitors are safe and promised that they would be freed soon, according to the Interfax news agency. He didn't set any conditions for their release. (AP)