Onboard the Turkish vessel taken by the Somali pirates there are 8 citizens of Ukraine. About it reports a press - service Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with reference to Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Kenya. The vessel Bosphorus Prodigy of the Turkish company Isko Marine Shipping Company under the flag of Antigua was taken on December 16 of this year in Gulf of Aden.
According to information of the British military attache in Nairobi which was confirmed subsequently with Embassy of Turkey in Kenya, 8 citizens of Ukraine and three citizens of Turkey are a part of crew members of a vessel.
In Turkey and to consulate general of Ukraine in Istanbul the assignment is given to take Embassy of Ukraine business on personal control, to take immediate measures for the purpose of establishment of contact with the shipowner and most to promote the fastest release of hostages.
We will remind, in captivity pirates still have the Ukrainian vessel Faina with freight of the weapon and the ammunition, taken on September 25. The crew of a vessel consists of 17 Ukrainians, two Russians and one Latvian. Originally malefactors demanded 20 million dollars for its release, however then this sum was reduced, according to some information, to 3 million dollars
Actions of the Somali pirates cause serious concern in the world community. As it was reported, the day before the UN Security Council at a public meeting unanimously adopted the resolution in which opportunity application by the foreign states of force against pirates not only on the sea, but also in the territory of Somalia, and also in air space of this country makes a reservation. Besides at coast of Somalia patrol the military ships of NATO, EU, Russia and India.