Russian seamen, seized by Nigerian pirates released

Russian seamen, seized by Nigerian pirates released

MOSCOW, 21 Dec — RIA Novosti. Russian sailors kidnapped by pirates earlier in the Gulf of Guinea and released, according to the Russian Embassy in Nigeria.

“In the evening 20.12.16 was freed Russian sailors abducted by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea,” — said in a message posted on Twitter of the Embassy.

“In connection with the rescue of Russian sailors, the Russian Embassy in Nigeria expresses its appreciation to all who participated in their release”, — stated in it.

Earlier it was reported that as a result of a bandit attack on 27 November on a vessel-the refrigerator “the Saronic Gulf breeze” in the territorial waters of Benin was captured by three of the sailors were Russian citizens who had been taken by the attackers in an unknown direction.