Russia says two hostages freed in Sudan

June 6, 2015 10:02 AM

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The ministry said the hostages, employees of airline UTair, were in good health and had been freed as a result of co-operation between the ministry, the Sudanese authorities, the United Nations Secretariat and UNAMID, the U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

Russian media reported the hostages had been freed through negotiation and without the use of force or payment of a ransom, citing an official in the Russian embassy in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

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