On the first day weekend morning were freed several hostages held captive by unknown in the hotel in the Malian town of Sevare, informs AFP referring to a military Source.
The source said that at the moment we cannot say that "everything has already ended, but a few people were liberated Malian soldiers who had surrounded the building of the Motel Byblos, reports RIA" Novosti ".
Another Source said that among those released were five foreigners, who were evacuated to Bamako ". The source did not name their nationality. 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. 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. Later on the same day the residence of the Russian Ambassador to Mali has informed that among the hostages there is one citizen of Russia, on inaccurate data by employee organization " UTair ". It was also noted that among the hostages was a citizen of Ukraine, who managed to escape. It was also announced, during the attack by gunmen on a hotel worker died UN. 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.