Russian press confirms release of Russian sailors detained in Libya since 2016

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Russian press confirms release of Russian sailors detained in Libya since 2016

August 04, 2019 - 14:22
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Russian news agency Sputnik has confirmed reports regarding the release of the Russian tanker crew, seized by the Libyan Coast Guard in June 2016.

A Russian official said Friday that he had received a call from an African diplomat working in Europe, who informed him that the Russian sailors; the captain and assistant captain, who had been imprisoned for three years, had been set free, according to Sputnik.

The official indicated that they are awaiting official confirmation of this information.

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