Ukrainian ship has rescued six sailors of a Russian freighter smashed by a severe storm off the Ukrainian port of Kerch on Sunday, but the fate of the other five was unclear, the Emergencies Ministry said, according to Xinhua.

    Another Russian freighter "Vera Voloshina" carrying farming machines from Romania to Russia was stranded in the Black Sea near Ukraine`s eastern Crimea. 15 of its crew have been evacuated, but four others stayed on the ship for doing reparative works.

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    Ukraine`s Emergencies Ministry said that it continues search for the 15 crew members of the Georgian freighter sank by the same storm off Sevastopol in southern Crimea. Two of its crew were rescued and taken to a local hospital.

    Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko ordered the government officials to take emergency measures to deal with the storm impacts.