The foreign Ministry spoke about the release of five Russian sailors in Libya

Mikhail Bogdanov

In Libya released five Russian sailors from the cargo ship “Merle”. On Wednesday, April 26, said Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the diplomat, all of them have returned to Russia.

March 10, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that off the coast of Libya detained the Russian ship. It was convoyed to the port of Tripoli.

“The shipowner company MT Group from St. Petersburg. The crew consists of seven people, all citizens of Russia”, — she noted.

According to the newspaper Libya Observer, March 5, Libya’s coast guard detained a Russian ship near the Eastern coast of the country. It was headed to the Libyan port of Zuwara to deliver the scrap metal from Turkey. Trade this stuff in Libya is illegal. In addition, the ship did not receive permission for entry into Libyan territorial waters.