Moscow University: pirates released in own boat
The Defense Ministry announced on Friday, telling Itar-Tass that it had proven impossible to establish the pirates’ citizenship or establish legal grounds for prosecuting.
“A decision was made to let them go on a small vessel they used for attacking the tanker,” the RF Defence Ministry’s press service told Itar-Tass on Friday, 350 miles off the coast of Yemen.
“It is much easier to catch pirates than to decide what to do with them,” said Gen. Nikolai Y. Makarov, the chief of Russia’s general staff. here