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    All nine Russian citizens detained last week in Sri Lanka over alleged rules of stay violations have been released from custody and will soon travel home, the Russian Embassy in Colombo told Sputnik on Monday.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — Reports of nine Russian citizens detained in Sri Lanka emerged on Friday. The embassy has said that some of them were charged with violation of rules of stay in the country.

    "All detained Russian nationals have been released. They will fly to Russia on Monday night," the embassy official said.

    The embassy said over the weekend the detainees would be released by Monday and return to Russia by Tuesday.


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