The Russian foreign Ministry in its report has confirmed the abduction of seven Russians from the tanker in the Gulf of Guinea, pirates have not yet made any demands.
"According to information of the Embassy of Russia in Abuja and Cotonou, July 17, in the Gulf of Guinea, 210 nautical miles off the coast of Benin in international waters, an attack on a tanker Curacao Trader. The bandits took hostage 13 people, 19 members of the crew. Among them seven Russians", - stated in the message of the Russian foreign Ministry.
The authorities of the Primorsky port of Nakhodka detained the ship Bourbon under the flag of Liberia because of salary debts to Ukrainian sailors, RIA Novosti the representative of the International transport workers ' Federation (ITF) in the far East, Pyotr Osichansky.
According to him, at the end of June, the Ukrainian crew of the ship Bourbon appealed to the trade Union of seamen of Vladivostok on the way to Discovery. The sailors reported a two-month wage arrears and wanted to be repatriated.
Costa Rica will again open the international airport Juan Santamaria in Alajuela and the international airport Daniel Oduber in Liberia from August 1 for foreign tourists from countries where the epidemic of a new type of coronavirus is under control, according to the newspaper Costa Rica Hoy, citing health Minister Daniel Salas.
As specifies the edition, the country will be able to enter only coming from countries where the situation with COVID-19 is under control. Some of the options to determine from which countries will host the tourists will be directly related to the lack of enhanced transmission of the coronavirus and the exponential growth in the number of cases.
Moscow demands from the U.S. authorities to provide treatment of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, serving time in an American prison, in addition Washington needs to show humanism and to liberate the Russians and other wrongfully convicted citizens and allow them to return home in a pandemic, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
She recalled that the health of Russians was severely eroded, including due to torture during interrogation in Liberia: he knocked out teeth, damaged internal organs.
New outbreaks of Ebola can occur in African countries, a need for more large-scale vaccination, said RIA Novosti the representative of who on the Ebola outbreak in the DRC, Nga Nsenga.
He noted that vaccination will be a key solution to this problem.