The Somali pirates holding the vessel Faina, promised to kill all hostages if repayment demanded by them isn't paid within a day. About it reports "Ekho Moskvy" with reference to the Somali radio.
According to these data, 20 crew members, appeared hostages, experience difficulties with the food, water. The vessel surrounded with the ships of NATO, over 50 pirates who insist on the fastest implementation of the requirements hold.
At the same time the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine declares that today's messages that the Somali pirates will shoot vessel Faina crew in case of failure to pay repayment by it for days, is pressure with the purpose to accelerate payment of such repayment. According to the speaker Vasily Kyrylycha's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it not first categorical requirements of pirates.
As Nina Karpacheva reported authorized the Verkhovna Rada on human rights, for today there is a probability of power release of seamen of the vessel Faina.
As it was reported, earlier pirates threatened to blow up a vessel in case their requirements aren't met, but refused this threat later. Criminals several times reduced the sum of repayment having stopped on 8 million dollars. According to some mass media, the owner of Faina the citizen of Israel Vadim Alperin allegedly agreed to pay the specified sum.
We will remind, Faina was taken on September 25 of this year in neutral waters at the coast of Somalia. The crew of a vessel consisted of 17 Ukrainians, three Russians and one Latvian. Later one Russian died of hypertensive crisis. Onboard a vessel there are 33 tanks T of-72 two modifications, 6 RSZO BM-21 "Hails", 6 14,5 mm are antiaircraft - the ZPU-4, 150 machine-gun installations of RPG grenade launchers - 7B and a significant amount of ammunition.