Embassy of Benin confirmed the fact of seizure of the vessel with Ukrainians and Russians on Board in Africa, noting that it occurred outside the territorial waters of the country. This was announced by the Ambassador of Benin to Russia anisette Gabriel Kochofa, reports “TASS”.
“The ship was captured by pirates, but beyond the territorial waters of Benin. On the ship are citizens of Ukraine and Russia. According to various estimates, on Board of the ship can be up to four Russians”, – said the Ambassador.
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Note, in the consular service of the MFA of Ukraine Agency 112.ua said that as at 17:00 do not have any information about that on Board were citizens of Ukraine.
We will remind, earlier the Russian foreign Ministry said that the coast of Benin seized the ship, on Board of which may be citizens of Ukraine.