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Azov crisis: Court leaves eight Ukrainian POWs in custody till end of July

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court has considered appeals on the fifth and sixth fours of the POWs
19:06, 27 May 2019

Reuters

Moscow City Court considered the appeals concerning eight Ukrainian POWs. The court decided to leave them in custody at least till the end of July, as lawyer Mykola Polozov said.

According to him, the court has considered appeals on the fifth and sixth fours of the POWs. It is known that their detention was extended.

Related: Ukraine's Interior Ministry enhances security in Azov, Black Sea

The deadline for Russia’s report before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea expires on June 25, 2019.

As it was reported, on May 25 International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ordered Russia to release all Ukrainian POWs till June 25.

Related: Azov crisis: Court prolongs arrest for four Ukrainian POWs

Earlier, on November 25, 2018, Russian border guards seized the Ukrainian Yana Kapu raid tug and small armored artillery boats Berdyansk and Nikopol of the Naval Forces of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait area, using weapons.
As a result of the incident, 24 Ukrainian sailors were detained and arrested. They were transported from Crimea to the Moscow Lefortovo detention facility. In addition, three Ukrainian sailors wounded during the shelling by the Russians were transferred to the Prison Hospital.
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