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Three oil smuggler Russians released in Libya

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LIBYAPROSPECT – Tripoli

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that three Russian merchant marine officers who were detained in Libya since September 2015 were released.

A Russian delegation took back the three officers, Andrei Krynin, Stanislav Sirotkin, and Valery Savitsky, to Russia from Tripoli after meeting the Presidential Council (PC) in Tripoli.

It is worth mentioning that seven crewmen of the oil tanker, Mekhanik Chebotarev, were released earlier

The Libyan Attorney General said that the ship was stopped off the Libyan coast near the city of Zuwara. He clarified that it was loaded by vessels with smuggled fuel.