Moscow Welcomes Release of 15 Russian Sailors in Nigeria

RIA Novosti
Monday 25th February, 2013

MOSCOW, February 26 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Foreign Ministry has described the release of 15 Russian sailors from pre-trial detention in Nigeria as a “positive development” in a controversial arms-smuggling case.A Lagos court ruled on Monday that the sailors, charged with illegally bringing weapons into Nigeria last year, be released on bail until the next hearing on April 8. The sailors, who have pleaded not guilty, are not allowed to leave Nigeria and will stay on the premises of the Russian embassy during further investigation.”It is the first positive turn in developments surrounding t…

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