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     25.07.2003

     

Alexander Yakovenko, the Official Spokesman of Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Answers a Question from Russian Media Regarding Detention of Russian Helicopter in the Sudan

Question: What is the situation with the detained Russian helicopter and crew in the Sudan now?

Answer: Our embassy in the Sudan is continuing to work actively at the highest level on the release of the helicopter and its crew. Taking into account the contacts being conducted, I can express cautious optimism over the possibility of this incident being resolved soon.

I would like to add that, at our request, the Secretariat of the United Nations has become actively involved in this work, considering that this helicopter will be employed in the peacekeeping mission of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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