OSCE meets with crew of Mekhanik Pogodin blocked in Kherson

Source : 112 Ukraine

The OSCE delegation never came on the board of the vessel, as their mandate covers only the Ukrainian territory
09:18, 25 August 2018

The OSCE representatives met with the crew of tank vessel Mekhanik Pogodin, which is blocked in the port of Kherson, Kommersant reports. 

'The team feels good. The crew is supplied with all necessary food and medicines, the sailors have an opportunity to leave the vessel if they need to, and to contact their relatives anytime. The tanker is absolutely ready to set the sail, and anticipating of the permit for departure at the pier,' reads the message. 

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It is noted that the OSCE delegation didn't come on the board of the vessel, as their mandate covers only the Ukrainian territory. 

Reportedly, the Russian vessel, which is under sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine entered Kherson port. 12 Russian sailors are aboard of the tanker. 

Related: Militant targeted OSCE SMM observers from gun in Luhansk region

On August 10, the asset of the company, in particular, the Mekhanik Pogodin vessel was blocked for three years in the Kherson port. 

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