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Pirates release Ukrainian sailor captured in Nigeria in October, - Foreign Ministry
13:36, 13 November 2017
Pirates release Ukrainian sailor captured in Nigeria in October, - Foreign Ministry

Six crew members of Demeter, the German container carrier, were captured last month, as the vessel reached Nigeria

13:36, 13 November 2017

twitter/MFA Ukraine

Ukraine’s ministry for foreign affairs confirmed the release of the Ukrainian citizen, who was abducted by pirates from German container carrier Demeter last month. The authority’s department of consulate service tweeted that on Monday.  

‘The Ukrainian and another five crew members of Demeter are free. That became possible thanks to well-coordinated efforts of the shipping company, security services, and diplomats,’ the message says.

One Ukrainian, one Hungarian and four Filipino crew members were abducted by pirates in Nigeria in October 2017.

Related: Pirates abduct Ukrainian sailor near Nigeria

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