"Embassy of Ukraine in Greece reported me today, that Somali pirates released „Blida” craft with five of our compatriots on board.
Currently the craft bound for one of the safest ports.
According to my instructions, the relevant diplomatic missions and the Consular Service of the MFA keep the situation under control in order to bring it to its logical conclusion - the safe return of Ukrainian sailors back home.
In this context I also pleased to note that nowadays none of the Ukrainian sailors is in captivity.
Protecting the rights of Ukrainian citizens abroad is among one of the priority tasks of foreign policy office of Ukraine and is under my personal control. "