The operation on release of the hostages from Somali pirates goes according to the plan, according to the press service of MFA of Ukraine citing the Consulate General of Ukraine in Hamburg as stated by the head of the anti-crisis headquarters, in charge for the operation.

At the same time, the headquarter doesn’t confirm the information as reported today by certain Ukrainian media that on July 8, in the morning the ransom was given to the pirates and the hostages were set free.

The Consulate General of Ukraine in Hamburg maintains constant contact with the anti-crisis headquarter. The case is under control of the Department of consulate service of MFA of Ukraine, as UNIAN reports

On July, ended the ultimatum of Somali pirates about the ransom of hostages from the ship Lehmann Timber while 4 Ukrainians are aboard. This German ship has been kept by pirates since May 28.

The communication on phone is controlled – they demand that all negotiations must be carried out in English only, understandable for certain “solders of Somali”, as they call themselves.


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