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Somali pirates released a Ukrainian ship Thursday carrying tanks, ammunition and crew after receiving a ransom of $3.2 million, a spokesman for the ship's owner said.

Mikhail Voitenko told CNN all the pirates had left the ship Thursday night, and a man who identified himself as one of the pirates who was involved in the hijacking also confirmed the pirates were no longer on the vessel.

Voitenko said his information was confirmed by the MV Faina's owner, Vadim Alperin, who authorized him to make a statement. Read full article »

CNN's Maxim Tkachenko contributed to this story

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