Russian FSB Detains Ukrainian Translator for OSCE, Accuses Him of Espionage, But Releases

July 18, 2016
OSCE SMM team patrolling on March 18. Photo by Evgeniy Maloletka/OSCE

LIVE UPDATES: The Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained in Russia a translator for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), but released him and allowed him to return to Ukraine.

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