31 July 201821:08

Press release on death of Russian citizens in the Central African Republic


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According to reports from the Central African Republic, on July 30 three people were killed near the town of Sibut, 300 kilometres north of the capital of the CAR, Bangui. Those killed were in possession of their journalist IDs only. The names were Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev, and Orkhan Dzhemal. The bodies of the killed journalists have been delivered to Bangui.

Unfortunately, the Russian Embassy in the Central African Republic was not informed about the Russian journalists' stay in the country. Staff members at our diplomatic mission are now in close contact with local law enforcement bodies and government agencies to determine the circumstances of the Russian citizens' death and to carry out the procedure to transfer the bodies to Russia. We express our condolences to the families and friends of the killed and are ready to provide any necessary assistance.  

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