MOSCOW, November 20. Data on the presence of Russians captured in Mali’s capital Bamako the Radisson are not confirmed. About it reported in Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry, commenting on the information that the hotel are citizens of the Russian Federation.
Earlier in the Russian Embassy also stated that evidence about the presence of Russians in the hotel, so far no.
“Data about Russian citizens are not confirmed”, – stressed in dipvedomstva.
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Media: security forces in Mali have freed about 20 people from hotel Radisson
“At the moment is not confirmed the whereabouts of the Russian citizens captured by militants in a hotel” – said the Embassy.
Earlier it was reported that Islamist militants had captured 170 hostages. According to the latest data, from the hands of the militants killed three people. The hostages are citizens of Turkey, France and China.
Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze reported earlier that the organized tourists from Russia to the captured terrorists of the hotel.