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More than 200 Ukrainian sailors imprisoned abroad, - MFA
17:18, 10 November 2017
More than 200 Ukrainian sailors imprisoned abroad, - MFA

Particularly, they serve sentence in France, Greece and Sri-Lanka

17:18, 10 November 2017

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214 Ukrainian sailors imprisoned abroad as the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported to Ukrainian Truth.

'The Consulate Service Department keeps under control the cases of 214 Ukrainian sailors that imprisoned by the authoritative bodies of the foreign countries such as Greece, India, Spain, Libya, Oman and Sri-Lanka', the message said.

Related: Journalists sentenced to nine years of imprisonment for separatism

At the same time, the charity foundation 'Assol' claims that the precise number of the imprisoned sailors is unknown. It is noted that some detained sailors try to solve their cases on their own and do not appeal to the Foreign Ministry, consulates and relevant organizations.

Related: Russian court imprisons a Ukrainian for 8 years for preparing a terrorist attack

According to BIMCO and ISF, 69 000 of the citizens of Ukraine found a workplace at the foreign ships in 2015. Ukraine was enlisted to the TOP-6 largest supplier of the workforce to the ship owners.

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