Russians send warship to Somalia

A Russian warship is heading toward Somalia after pirates seized a Ukrainian freighter carrying rocket-propelled grenades, anti-aircraft guns and 30 Russian T-72 tanks.

The frigate Neustrashimy (Fearless) was ordered to the region in response to “the rise in pirate attacks, including against Russian citizens,” Igor Dygalo, a Russian navy spokesman told AFP. As he spoke a Russian media report said the hijackers were seeking to discuss a ransom payment for the ship.

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