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Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's consular service department Vasyl Kyrylych has said one Ukrainian sailor was captured as a result of a pirate attack on two merchant vessels off Cameroon.

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"The consular service, in cooperation with interested parties, is taking a set of measures to release the Ukrainian sailor captured by pirates," he told UNIAN.

He said only one Ukrainian was among the group of sailors captured off Cameroon.

As UNIAN learned from informed sources, the Ukrainian was a member of the crew of the Marmalaita cargo ship.