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End of the arctic sea odyssey

(B2) The merchant vessel flying the Maltese flag is well spotted off Cape Verde. And the Russian Navy's Ladny missile frigate intervened.

She freed the 15 crew and took “eight pirates” prisoner – including 6 EU nationals: four Estonians, two Latvians and two Russians. They would have boarded on July 24 (off the coast of Sweden) and then disconnected the ship's main communication instruments, according to Ria Novosti.

Officially, it would therefore be an act of piracy. Contrary to what the European Commission relying on European security services. To be continued, because twists and turns could well arise…

(NGV)

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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