MOSCOW, February 3 /TASS/. Russian citizens who were kidnapped in Sudan have been identified. None of them was hurt, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.
"The identities of both Russians have been established. According to current reports, they were unharmed during the incident," the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that police were trying to clarify the kidnappers’ terms and demands.
"The Sudanese authorities have set up a headquarters on the release of the abducted Russians. The headquarters include officers of security services, military prosecutor’s office and Darfur authorities. Ad hoc groups have been set up at the United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the United Nations Secretariat in New York. Direct contacts are maintained with these groups," the ministry said.
"Immediately after the incident, via the Russian embassy in Khartoum and Russia’s permanent mission at the United Nations, Russia’s Foreign Minister established close contacts with the United Nations Secretariat, UNAMID and the Sudanese authorities to secure the sonnest release of the Russian citizens," the ministry stressed.