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Thursday 14 November 2019

Russians Sending Migrants from Turkey Detained in Rhodes

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ATHENS (TASS) — Port authorities in the Greek island of Rhodes have detained two Russians, who are suspected of helping migrants come to Greece from Turkey, Russia’s embassy in Athens told TASS news agency on Thursday.

According to the port service in Rhodes, on November 2 two Russian citizens named Malenkov and Belenko were detained near the island’s coast. “They are suspected of transporting illegal migrants to Greece from Turkey”, the diplomatic mission said. “The Embassy’s consular department is in touch with Malenkov’s relatives. We have sent a request to the Greek authorities”, it informed.

Greece’s Foreign Ministry and law enforcement authorities have not yet officially notified Russia about the detention.

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