The Embassy has denied the information about the Russians aboard a sunken freighter

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Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich/ RIA Novosti

On Board the ship, which sank off the coast of Turkey was not of Russian citizens. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press attache of the Russian Embassy in Ankara Irina Kasimova.

She said that the crew consisted of 11 citizens of Ukraine and two to Azerbaijan. The victims of the crash were six people.

Rescue services received a distress signal from the ship “Volga-Balt”, sailing under the Panamanian flag, the morning of 7 January. The cargo ship was located 80 kilometers from the province of Samsun. On Board were 13 people.

In November 2017 in the Black sea sank a Turkish cargo ship with 10 crew members. The ship Bilal Bal went with a cargo of iron from the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa in the Northern province of Zonguldak.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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