Faina crew arrived in Ukraine

12:40, 13 February 2009
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The sailoprs were welcomed by the President

A plane with 17 crew memebrs of Faina MV has landed in Boryspil airport in Kyiv.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko and families of the crew welcomed the victims at the airport.

 The President assigned a presidential special plane for returning the Faina crew from Mombasa (Kenya) to their motherland.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Faina, carrying 33 tanks, grenade launchers and a large amount of ammunition onboard, was captured on September 25, 2008 in the Indian Ocean. On February 3 a ransom was paid and the ship freed. On Thursday it reached the Kenyan port of Mombassa from where the crew was then flown to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

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