Pro-Russia Rebels Release One International Observer

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Pro-Russian militants released one of the eight international observers held hostage since Friday. The freed observer was from Sweden and was released on medical grounds. But the rebels said they don’t intend to free the remaining prisoners.

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 Sunday, 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. CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports with the latest developments.

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Pro-Russian Rebels Release One International Observer in Hostage

Pro-Russian Rebels Release One International Observer in Hostage

Pro-Russian militants released one of the eight international observers held hostage since Friday. The freed observer was from Sweden and was released on medical grounds. But the rebels said they don't intend to free the remaining prisoners.. CCTV's Kate Parkinson reports.

Meanwhile, pro-Russia insurgents continue to voice their opposition to Ukrainian rule. They are demanding a referendum on the future of the region and say they won’t back down until Kiev meets their demands. CCTV’s Roza Kazan has the details.
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Pro-Russia Demonstrators Rally in Donetsk

Pro-Russia Demonstrators Rally in Donetsk

Pro-Russia insurgents continue to voice their opposition to Ukrainian rule. They are demanding a referendum on the future of the region and say they won't back down until Kiev meets their demands. CCTV's Roza Kazan has the details

The United States is planning to impose more sanctions on Russia. CCTV’s Susan Roberts interviews William Courtney, former US ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia, on the impact of these sanctions on the situation in Ukraine.

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Will Sanctions on Putin's Cronies Work?

CCTV’s Susan Roberts interviews William Courtney, former US ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia on the impact of U.S. sanctions on Russia.