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Ukrainian and three Russians released from captivity in Libya

Source : 112 Ukraine

These citizens were captured a few weeks ago; now they are flying home
19:57, 3 January 2021

Euronews

A Ukrainian citizen and three Russians abducted a few weeks ago have been released from captivity in Libya. This was announced by a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Alexander Malkevich, in a commentary to Interfax.

"A plane with a group of our people freed from Libyan captivity has just set off towards Russia," Malkevich said.

According to him, we are talking about four people - a Ukrainian and three Russians. They are all heading home.

A member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation recalled that these citizens were captured in Libya a few weeks ago. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated.

On December 31, 2020 it was reported that the citizens of Ukraine who were released from the Syrian refugee camps returned home.

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Earlier, German Sea-Eye volunteer organization rescued 114 migrants from two ships stranded off the Libyan coast, according to the organization's website.

The rescue boat first lifted 90 people from the "overloaded rubber boat" and then lifted another 24 people aboard from the fishing boat.

According to volunteers, eight of those rescued were children, and eight were women, one of whom was pregnant.

"Out of fear of being detained by the Libyan militia, these people did not send a distress signal, putting themselves at high risk," said Sea-Eye President Gorden Isler.

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