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National Police opens case due to capture of Ukrainian ship in Azov Sea

Source : 112 Ukraine

On February 15, Russia's FSB detained the vessel, saying that the crew performed illegal fishing activity
10:15, 17 February 2020

Press service of the National Police

The National Police of Ukraine has opened a case on the fact of illegal capture of Ukrainian ship in the Sea of Azov. The Office of Prosecutor General reported that on Monday.

According to the investigation, law enforcement authorities of the occupied Crimea detained a vessel with four seamen aboard in the western part of the Azov Sea. They were taken to the docks of Kerch.

The pre-trial investigation is underway.

Related: Russia’s FSB vessel spotted in Pryazovya area, - JFO

On February 15, Russia's FSB detained the vessel, saying that the crew performed illegal fishing activity. Later, Russian law enforcers interrogated the sailors who admitted illegal fishing. They were arrested for 10 days.

Last week, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Zahorodniuk and Minister of National Defense of Romania Nicolae Ionel Ciucă discussed cooperation in the context of the security of the Black Sea region. The ministers emphasized the need for continued bilateral cooperation, participation in joint multinational exercises and continued cooperation in the framework of the activities of the multinational engineering battalion "Tisa".

Related: EU demands from Russia to provide free passage of vessels in Azov Sea

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