FM: Georgia doing everything to release its citizens from pirate captivity
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.26 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgia is doing all it can to free its citizens captured a year ago by Somali pirates, Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze told journalists.
He said it is a particularly difficult case and the Foreign Ministry is refraining from making detailed comments in order not to endanger the life of sailors and complicate the situation.
Four Georgian sailors have been in the captivity of Somali pirates for over a year. Recently the pirates released photographs of the captives.
Initially demands of one million dollars were made, but then the amount was increased to $9 million.