Five Pakistanis and a citizen of Russia who were captured by the Afghan Taliban (group “Taliban” banned in Russia) after their government helicopter crashed in Eastern Afghanistan, released and handed over to the Pakistani side, Reuters reported, citing a statement by the representative of the foreign Ministry of Pakistan.
“Six crew members of a government helicopter, which went missing in Afghanistan on August 4, 2016, was released and arrived in Islamabad today”, — quotes Agency the statement of the foreign Ministry of Pakistan.
On the release of the helicopter crew, including Russian Sergey Sevostyanova, August 11, reported the Agency “Interfax”. However, the next day the Russian foreign Ministry denied this information. According to the Russian Ministry, the captives were “in a safe place in a remote area of Afghanistan, equipped with all necessities including medications.”