The number of Ukrainians who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have increased

Количество украинцев, попавших в плен пиратов у побережья Нигерии, возросло

Earlier it was reported about the kidnapping of four Ukrainians – crew members of the ship Curacao Trader.

According to the revised data, among stolen by pirates from a vessel off the coast of Nigeria for the 13 sailors – six Ukrainians.

Comments about this UNIAN the head of Department of management of crisis situations of the Department of consular service of the foreign Ministry Maxim Kovalenko.

“Currently known updated information that among 13 seized six Ukrainian citizens. The rest – the Russians,” – said Kovalenko.

According to him, the identity of all six Ukrainians installed.

“The shipowner and the operator of the vessel created by the operational headquarters will probably hire a special company that will deal with the negotiations (with the pirates),” – said Kovalenko.

Embassy of Ukraine in the UK, Nigeria and Greece have established a link with the ship owner and operator ship.

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