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MOSCOW, August 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it has taken the necessary measures towards saving the life and securing the release of Konstantin Zhuravlyov, captured in Syria by Islamist group Liva at-Tauhid last autumn.
"As the issue is sensitive, and any careless publication of information leak can cause irreparable damage, we believe it would be expedient to restrict ourselves to a brief assurance that the Russian Foreign Ministry has taken all the necessary measures towards saving the life and health and securing the release of Konstantin Zhuravlyov," a Russian diplomat said.
Zhuravlyov traveled by hitchhiking from Turkey across Syria to the Sahara Desert where he planned to stay for a few weeks, the ministry said. He called his traveling project "Alone in Desert".
The Russian ministry is working both with Syrian authorities and representatives of the opposition, including the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, he added.