Russian sailors freed from pirate captivity in Benin waters

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-26 19:59:38|Editor: huaxia

MOSCOW, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Three Russian sailors captured by pirates on April 19 in the territorial waters of Benin have been released, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Tuesday.

The three crew members of the Portugal-flagged container ship Tommi Ritscher were released on Saturday, when they took a charter flight from Lagos to Frankfurt in order to continue their journey back to Russia, Zakharova said in a statement.

The sailors remain in good health, she said, adding that Moscow thanks everyone who has contributed to the rescue of the Russians from captivity. Enditem