(QHA) -

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said separatists in eastern Ukraine have released four OSCE monitors they had held captive for more than one month.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine said on its Facebook page on June 28 that the group had been released after being held for 32 days by the rebels.

It is the second group of captive OSCE monitors to be released in three days, as a group of four OSCE monitors from Switzerland, Estonia, Turkey and Denmark were also freed on June 26 in the Donetsk region.

As reported, the OSCE in late May lost contact with two groups of eight observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission people who worked in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.