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MOSCOW, December 27 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow takes strong efforts to explore possibilities for freeing Russian citizens abducted in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.
The diplomat noted that the recent taking of hostages in Syria, including Russian citizens, raises concern.
“We seriously study this issue,” he said. “But not everything and not always can be made public not to harm efforts taken to free our citizens. This also concerns a Ukrainian citizen.”
“The time and effort-taking work is underway to find out possibilities for freeing our citizens,” he added.
Earlier unidentified persons kidnapped three people who worked for the Hmisho steel company’s plant near Homs – three Russians and one Italian.