From the moment of Faina ship seizure by pirates and at the moment the position of Ukraine is invariable and clear: the life protection and safety ensuring of crew members must the top priority during situation settlement around "Faina".

The Ministry stresses that "Ukraine as the State can't represent the side in negotiation process with pirates. As the international practice shows in cases of ships seizures by pirates the State structures do not take part in negotiation processes. The mechanism of negotiations foresees talk of the ship owner or the company-manager directly with pirates or through mediatory structures. Following this practice, the "Faina" owner has authorized professional judicial company to hold negotiations with pirates".


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