Ukrainian sailor Viktor Bespalchenko, captured in Kerch Strait, stays in old cell in Lefortovo prison without hot water as lawyer Oksana Oparenko reported on Facebook.
“Viktor stays in a good mood as far as it is possible in such conditions. He does sport along with his neighbor. Besides, he continues to learn English language. He joked, talked about home, parents. The calls to the relatives and dates, unfortunately, are forbidden. He stays in the old cell without hot water but he hopes that he will be transformed to the repaired cell soon,” Oparenko noted.
In November 2018, 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. Ukrainian ships were rejected passage via the Kerch Strait, Russian coast guards opened aimed fire on them.
All 24 sailors on board were captured and delivered to Moscow – 21 of them were delivered to Lefortovo remand center, the rest came to the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison.