The Russian investigation allowed the captured Ukrainian sailors to call home, as they still remain in the remand center in Moscow. Nikolai Polozov, the Russian lawyer reported that on his Facebook page.
'First time over five months of captivity, the investigation let the POWs call home', Polozov said.
He added that the investigation assigned another expertise for the prisoners.
On November 25, 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.