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Sanctions loom as observers held in east Ukraine

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SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — As Western governments vowed to impose more sanctions against Russia and its supporters in eastern Ukraine, a group of foreign military observers remained in captivity Saturday accused of being NATO spies by a pro-Russian insurgency. The German-led, eight-member team was traveling under the auspices of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe when they were detained Friday. Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the self-proclaimed “people’s mayor” of Slovyansk, described the detained observers as “captives” ...


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