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Ukrainian sailor, captured by pirates off Nigeria’s coast, returns to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Embassy of Ukraine in Greece and shipping company held negotiations, after which the hostages were released
11:15, 12 March 2020

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Ukrainian diplomats and a shipping company have returned sailor Dmytro Holianenko, who was captured by pirates along with the crew of the ship Alpine Penelope off the coast of Nigeria, to Ukraine. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced this on his Twitter page.

"The Embassy of Ukraine in the Hellenic Republic and the shipping company have worked. After the negotiations were held, the crew was released. Our Dmytro Holianenko is already in Ukraine with his family. I congratulate you on your return!", Kuleba wrote.

Related: Four Ukrainian sailors from sunken vessel Ivan Golubets return to Ukraine

On February 20, 10 members of the crew of Alpine Penelope, including a Ukrainian Holianenko, were abducted by pirates off the coast of Nigeria.

As we reported earlier, on February 25, four Ukrainian fishermen, who were detained by the Russian special services in the Azov Sea, were released, as MP Pavlo Melnyk wrote on his Facebook page.

“I have just received information that Ukrainian fishermen: Serhiy Hoha, Oleksiy Ivanov, Vasyl Tyurkedji, and Maksym Terekhov, detained in the Sea of Azov on February 15, 2020, were released,” he reported.

Related: Russia releases Ukrainian fishermen, captured in Azov Sea

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