MOSCOW, December 18. The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has announced the release of the crew of the Russian vessel, previously detained in Libya. About this he wrote on the page of social network “Vkontakte”.
The Russian foreign Ministry is working on the release of the tanker “Mechanic Chebotarev”
“I am happy to report vital news! The crew of the Russian vessel “Mikhail Chebotarev”, previously detained in Libya released! On Friday evening, together with representatives of the Libyan leadership and the adviser to the head of Chechen Republic, a Deputy of the state Duma Adam delimhanov they will arrive to Moscow”. – stated in the message.
Kadyrov explained that with the release on his behalf from the very beginning did Adam Sultanovich. “In the autumn have been rescued two people. And then during a meeting in Grozny with a delegation of the government of Libya, I was assured that after the decision of legal issues, all people will return to Russia. “Mikhail Chebotarev” left three people together with the captain. They also removed all claims,” he said.
The crew still chose to remain on Board the vessel, but can come back anytime to Russia.
Kadyrov expressed his gratitude to the MFA of the Russian Federation for active assistance.
According to Ramzan Kadyrov, “the release of the crew once again demonstrated that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin does not leave our citizens alone with their trouble, use every opportunity for their release and return Home!”.
The detention of the tanker
Kadyrov said about the imminent release of the entire crew of the Russian tanker in Libya
On 17 September, the tanker “Mechanic Chebotarev” and 11 crew members were detained in the port of Tripoli by Libyan authorities on charges of oil smuggling from the city of Zwara (120 km West of Tripoli, 60 km from the border with Tunisia).
In Libya the ship arrived from Rostov-on-don.
The General national Congress (GNC, the former interim Parliament) in Libya in session in Tripoli.
The international community recognized the provisional government in Tobruk in the East.