Diplomats work on release of Russians captured in Sudan

The Russian embassy in Khartoum continues to work on the release of the Russian citizens who were captured in Sudan in late January, Artur Safukov, press attache of the Russian diplomatic mission, told Interfax on Monday.

The Russian embassy in Khartoum continues to work on the release of the Russian citizens who were captured in Sudan in late January, Artur Safukov, press attache of the Russian diplomatic mission, told Interfax on Monday.

Two Russian citizens, employees of the airline UTAir, were abducted in Sudan on January 29.

"We are working on releasing our captured citizens in close coordination with the authorities of their country of stay and the UN and African Union mission in Darfur," the source said.

At the same time, he would not say whether contact has been established with the captors and whether their demands are known, citing the interests of the investigation.

Two Russian employees of UTair airline abducted in Sudan>>>

Two employees of the airline UTair working under a contract with the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were abducted by unknown persons in the town of Zalingei, Sudan, at around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 29, read the company's statement. The UNAMID minibus was trapped by six vehicles. The passengers had to get off the bus at gunpoint and were taken away in an unknown direction.

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