The families of 24 Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia were paid 100 000 UAH (3610 USD) of one-time monetary assistance. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories.
“The Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories, together with the Navy, did a lot of work on preparing the necessary documents and identifying all those who should receive such assistance. In particular, relatives of all sailors. I can responsibly declare that all families received UAH 100 000. The ministry constantly maintains contact with international humanitarian organizations, lawyers of prisoners of war for the speedy release of sailors from Russian prison," said the head of the ministry Vadym Chernysh.
As previously reported, on December 5, the government adopted a resolution that provided an opportunity to support persons who were illegally detained as a result of the Russian armed aggression, which occurred on November 25 in the Kerch Strait area.
"We demand safe, free and unimpeded transit for all ships through the Kerch Strait and the immediate and unconditional release of all illegally detained Ukrainian seafarers," Merkel and Macron said.
‘They too should be able to celebrate the upcoming festivities with their families,’ the leaders of France and Germany claimed.
On November 25, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.
21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison, also in the Russian capital. On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border' during the attack in the Kerch Strait.