Crimea-born Dmytro Tribushyn, formerly the serviceman of the Maritime Guard of Ukraine's State Border Guard Service was among those who attacked the Ukrainian vessels in the Sea of Azov. The Ukrainian Military Portal reported that on Thursday, having identified the man.
'The volunteers identified one of the Izumrud vessel crew members, Dmytro Tribushyn, born in Dzhankoi; he's the traitor from the former servicemen of the Maritime Guard of Ukraine's State Border Guard. According to Myrotvorets website, the man was born in 1991. In 2013, he graduated the Naval Academy of Admiral Nakhimov and then went on to serve at a Border Guard boat. In 2014, he came to Odesa, along with the Border Guard boat crews, but then returned to the occupied Crimea', reads the message.
The Ukrainian Military Portal also identified other commanding officers who led the crews involved in the attack on Ukrainian Navy ships in the Kerch Strait. One of them serves with the Border Guard of the Russian FSB, and the other two are the seamen of Russia's Black Sea Fleet.
As is known, in late November, the Russian Navy attacked the Ukrainian sailors. Three Ukrainian ships were on their way from Odesa to Mariupol to join the newly created Ukrainian naval base in the Sea of Azov. Russian naval vessels and aviation opened fire and wounded three Ukrainian servicemen. The ships and their crews were captured. Currently, 24 Ukrainian sailors face charges with the ‘illegal border crossing’, as they stay in detention centers in Moscow.