The plane with "Faina's" crew

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To the international airport "Borispol" there arrived the plane with the crew of the vessel "Faina" released from piracy captivity.

As the correspondent of the UNIAN reports, the President of Ukraine Victor YUSHCHENKO together with the family of crew members met them at the Borispol airport.

Flight of seamen was provided with special flight Mombasa (Kenya) - Kiev.

On February 12 in Mombasa "Faina's" crew was met by official delegation headed by the chairman of Service of foreign intelligence Nikolay MALOMUZH and the Deputy head of the Secretariat of President Andrey GONCHARUK which took off for Kenya the day before.

Before it, on February 10 representatives of the shipowner and the Ukrainian firms went to Kenya - specialexporters to prepare conditions for the fastest replacement of crew which took place to vessel unloading in port, reports a press - service of the President of Ukraine.

As reported the UNIAN, the Faina bulk carrier was captured by pirates on September 25, 2008 at coast of Somalia. At the time of capture on "Faina" there were 17 citizens of Ukraine, three Russians from Petersburg and one citizen of Latvia. The captain of a vessel - the citizen of Russia Vladimir Kolobkov - died of heart attack.

The Somali pirates received on February 5 3,2 million dale. repayment for a vessel also left it.

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