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Russian Pilot Detained in Southern Sudan
17.01.2012 14:18
Russian Pilot Detained in Southern Sudan

Russian pilot Popkov from the crew of the An-32 has been detained in Sardzhas, Southern Sudan. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands for the explanation of the incident. 

      The pilot and the other members of the crew, including citizens of Armenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Sudan, were detained December 28, but the news has become public only now.

      The aircraft belongs to the local company “Park Air” . It performed flights for the “White Nile Petroleum” oil company between Khartoum, Sardzhas, El Felludzha, and El Obeid.

      The reasons of the arrest are still unknown. 

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Author: Natalia Semicheva

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