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Russia passes Ukraine captain of YAMK-0041 fishing vessel

Source : 112 Ukraine

Viktor Novytsky was detained in the annexed Crimea in May 2018; he was charged with illegal fishing in the 'Russian territorial waters'
00:40, 15 June 2019

Viktor Novytsky, Ukrainian sailor
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The Russian side has passed Ukraine Viktor Novytsky, the captain of YAMK-0041 fishing vessel

The man was passed to a representative of Ismail Khalikov, the envoy for human rights of residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Presidential Administration of Ukraine reported that on Facebook.

The passage took place at Kalanchak checkpoint on the administrative border with Crimea.

June 14, the court session took place in he annexed Crimea; the jury ruled to lift all charges and limitations from Novytsky, setting him free.

Related: YAMK-0041 vessel captain released from detention in Crimea

The Ukrainian sailor was detained by the FSB in Crimea last spring, in May 2018; the Russian authorities charged him with illegal fishing in the ''territorial waters of Crimea''. After the detention, he spent about six months at a remand centre in Simferopol. In November 2018, Novytsky was obliged to sign the acknowledgement of travel restrictions; he lived at a rented place in Simferopol.

In May, YAMK-0041, the Ukrainian fishing vessel was detained in the occupied Crimea, allegedly, for the illegal fishing activity. Five crew members had criminal cases opened against them. 

Related: Ukraine, Russia exchange detained sailors from Nord and YAMK-0041 vessels

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