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Another Ukrainian sailor claimed to be POW, - lawyer

So far, 21 out of 24 captured Ukrainian sailors kept in Moscow identified themselves as prisoners of war
10:30, 25 December 2018
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Mykhailo Vlasiuk, one more Ukrainian sailor from the captured ‘Yany Kapu’ sea mule tugboat claimed that he was a prisoner of war. Lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported thtat on Facebook. 

‘Isliam Veliniaiev, lawyer of the team of protection of Ukrainian sailors met with Ukrainian sailor from ‘Yany Kapu’ sea mule tugboat Mykhailo Vlasiuk', reads the message. 

Thus, Vlasiuk became the 21st sailor who told the investigators he was a POW. 

Related: Two more Ukrainian sailors call themselves POWs, - lawyer

‘Vlasiuk is kept in a cell for two persons, all required food and clothes have been passed by the volunteers. He is not complaining about his health. He feels good, and is not depressed,’ reads the message. 

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. 

Related: Russian delegation in Minsk group left session hall as release of Ukrainian sailors was discussed

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.

Related: Crimean court keeps arrest of Ukrainian sailor effective

It is specified that Don border guard cruiser rammed the Ukrainian armored artillery boat, which led to the damage of the main engine, planting and accommodation rail, life float is lost. The Ukrainian Navy states that "the dispatcher service of the occupiers refuses to ensure the right of freedom of navigation, guaranteed by international agreements.      

The Ukrainian Navy states that "the dispatcher service of the occupiers refuses to ensure the right of freedom of navigation, guaranteed by international agreements." Thus, according to the Ukrainian side, Russia has once again demonstrated its aggressive nature and complete disregard for the norms of international law. 

Related: Another 19 Ukrainian sailors kept in Moscow claim to be POWs, - lawyer

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