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    Two out of seven Russian sailors, held captive by pirates in Nigeria and subsequently released along with other members of the crew, arrived in Crimea on Monday, Sevastopol human rights commissioner Pavel Butsai told Sputnik.

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — On Sunday, seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian citizen kidnapped by Nigerian pirates were released from the captivity.

    "Both sailors have just arrived at the airport of Simferopol. They were met by their families, they are happy," Butsai, who was meeting the sailors at the airport as well, said.

    The ship BBC Caribbean of the German Briese Schiffahrts cargo company was attacked by the pirates on February 5, southwest of the Bonny Island in the Gulf of Guinea en route from Cameroon to Ghana. Eight crew members were kidnapped and brought to a camp ashore, but the ship itself was not seized. The company managed to agree with the pirates on the release of the sailors.


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