The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs about the Commission of an armed attack on a hotel in Mali, among the hostages is Ukrainian.
"in Mali, carried out an armed attack on the hotel, among the hostages – citizen of Ukraine", - has declared a press-the Secretary of the Ukrainian Minister Marian Betz in own Twitter.
Also Betz stated that together with its international partners Kiev take urgent steps to release. Unidentified on the last working day of the week attacked a hotel in the city of Sevare in the Central part of Mali. According to the summary data, the victims of the attack were five people, two terrorists eliminated. The attackers managed to capture hostages. The attack was committed at the hotel Byblos, RIA "news" referring to Agency France-Presse. Additionally, on the last working day of the week the residence of the Russian Ambassador to Mali has denied messages of mass-media about the kidnapping of three Russian pilots during the terrorist attack on the hotel. On Thursday in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that a group of unidentified people on Wednesday made an armed attack on the Russian airline "UTair" in the capital of Mali. Moscow called on the authorities of this country to conduct a thorough investigation of the conflict. The Northern part of Mali controlled by the separatists. In the country by the decision of the UN security Council are the United Nations peacekeepers. From a mission over eleven thousand Soldiers, including reservists, which can quickly be deployed in the country, and about 1, 5 thousand Militiamen. In addition, in Mali it is a contingent of French troops. The crisis in Mali was a result of the overthrow in 2011 of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, when from this place on Malian territory was flooded with refugees from the Tuareg tribes. Occupying the North of Mali, they proclaimed an independent state of Azawad. Later Tuareg-controlled territories ousted the extremists.