During vessel "Marathon" capture on May 7 the Somali pirates wounded the cookGeorgy GUSAKOValso killed the welderSergey Vartenkov.
As the correspondent of the UNIAN reports, the chairman of Service of foreign intelligence of Ukraine reported about it at a briefingNikolay MALOMUZH.
According to him, pirates forbade other hostages to tell about death and wound of crew members, in hope for more successful negotiations concerning vessel repayment. For this reason it became known of these tragic events only tonight after the vessel was released.
N. Malomuzh reported that a moral and physical condition of crew members the very heavy. At the same time, he added that "Marathon" moves to the nearest port, and seamen managed to report drugs and food.
As N. Malomuzh, extremely dangerously to carry out release of hostages by storm as it threatens life of seamen emphasized.
He also noted that in relation to "Marathon" crew pirates for the first time acted aggressively, threatening with physical violences in a case when negotiations concerning repayment came to a standstill.
N. Malomuzh considers that these facts of threats from pirates have to promote that the international community developed effective system of counteraction to pirates.