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    Analyst: Ukrainian Separatists Aim to Swap Hostagesi
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    Brian Padden
    April 30, 2014 8:16 PM
    Ukrainian officials are accusing separatists in Eastern Ukraine of using hostages as human shields to prevent the military from taking action against them. But some observers in Kyiv disagree. They say the hostages, including some observers with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, are being held to swap for detained pro-Russian activists. VOA's Brian Padden has more from Kyiv.

    Analyst: Ukrainian Separatists Aim to Swap Hostages

    Brian Padden

    Published April 30, 2014

    Ukrainian officials are accusing separatists in Eastern Ukraine of using hostages as human shields to prevent the military from taking action against them. But some observers in Kyiv disagree. They say the hostages, including some observers with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, are being held to swap for detained pro-Russian activists. VOA's Brian Padden has more from Kyiv.


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