Tuesday, April 8, 2008

20 Ukrainians may stay aboard hijacked yacht, France says

France is continuing to follow its cruise sailer Ponnant hijacked by pirates, aboard which there may be up to 20 Ukrainians.

According to French Defense Minister Herve Morin, the pirates do not contact or set forth any demands.

As Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported, there is a Ukrainian citizen among the crew of the Ponnant yacht, which was captured.

The French side says there may be up to 20 Ukrainian citizens aboard.