Ukrainian captured by pirates in Nigeria is released

09:43, 26 June 2008
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Information of Foreign Ministry of Ukraine

Ukraine, who was in captivity of Nigerian pirates almost a month and a half is released.

5 Kanal reports this with reference to leader of the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Vassyl Kyrylych.

Particularly, according to the words of V. Kyrylych, “the citizen of Ukraine, who belonged to crew of ship of „Chevron” American company, is released. V. Kyrylych said that he should be delivered to Ukraine soon and he also added that the physical condition of Ukrainian is satisfactory.

As it was reported earlier, pirates of Nigeria captured the ship with 11 members of the crew on May 13. They held them to ransom at 250 thousand dollars. It is still unknown under what conditions the Ukrainian was released.

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