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Russia may put released Ukrainian sailors on wanted list, - lawyer

Source : 112 Ukraine

The sailors may be put on the wanted list if they do not appear on the summon of the prosecutor or to the court
20:23, 27 October 2019

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Nikolai Polozov, the lawyer of released Ukrainian sailors, is concerned that Russia will put his clients on the wanted list, as Krym.Realii reported.

“There is a very real danger that the Russian authorities may put the sailors on the wanted list if they will not appear on the summon of the prosecutor or to the court,” he said.

Related: Russia did not forbid entry for released Ukrainian sailors, - Polozov

Polozov reminds that the sailors stay as accused in Russia and their case is at the stage of the familiarization with the materials by the defense.

“After the release of the sailors, the decision was made to form the team of the lawyers, then I work with this case. Currently, the case is at the stage of the familiarization with the materials. I will familiarize myself with the materials; we plant that in November we will familiarize ourselves with the physical evidence. The case is not closed, of course, we will work for the final result to prevent the negative influence of the seizure of the sailors on their future, to close the case in general,” the lawyer explained.

Related: Latvian government invites Ukrainian sailors for rehabilitation and treatment, - Zelensky

On September 7, the prisoners’ exchange took place between Kyiv and Moscow in 35 for 35 format.

24 Ukrainian sailors and 11 political prisoners - already ex-political prisoners - captured by Russia over the past five years, returned to Ukraine. Faces of the released Ukrainian sailors, left activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, journalist Roman Sushchenko, Crimean Tatar Edem Bekirov and the rest of former captives were seen in the crowd. 

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