The Russians detained in South Sudan have been released, and issues related to their departure are currently being resolved, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“As a result of the efforts undertaken, the detained Russians were released. Currently, the issues related to their departure from South Sudan are being resolved, ” said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists RIA Novosti quoted her as saying.
As previously reported by blogger Ilya Varlamov, he was detained in the city of Kapoeta in South Sudan along with the publisher of Mediazona Pyotr Verzilov and three other Russians. According to him, they came to Africa as tourists.
After that, the Russian embassies in Uganda and South Sudan reported that they were in touch with Russian citizens and were making efforts to release them.
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