A Ukrainian woman with two children was brought back to Ukraine from a Syria city, Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

"Last week some mass media distributed an address of a Ukrainian woman, who was calling for help. We charged our consulate in Syria to find out whether the woman wants to come back," he said. 

According to him, the consulate contacted eight Ukrainians, who wanted to come back to Ukraine. "As a result of negotiations, only the woman with two children confirmed her intention to come home, and October 30 she was sent home," Dykusarov informed.

Anti-governmental protests have been held in Syria since March. The opposition demands the dismissal of the President Bashar Assad.

FM spokesman also informed that three Ukrainians, crew members from the 'Cape Bird' ship captured by pirates, have come back to Ukraine.

October 8 Nigerian pirates captured the 'Cape Bird' ship with Ukrainians onboard. October 14 the ship was released, and October 24 Ukrainians left the ship to come back to Ukraine. "Ukrainian citizens were supposed to come back October 24, but were detained in the airport of Ghana. October 28 they were provided with necessary help and delivered to Ukraine," Dykusarov said.

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