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Russian ombudswoman files request for Ukrainian colleague to visit fishers detained in Azov Sea

Moskalkova finds the hunger strike of the Ukrainian sailors “last resort of the protest”
12:30, 26 June 2018

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Russian ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova sent the request to the FSB for visit of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova of the sailors of the Ukrainian fishing vessel YMK-0041 detained in Russia as 112 Ukraine reported.

“As soon as I got the request of Lyudmyla Denisova I filed the appeal to the Prosecutor of Crimea, FSB and prosecution bodies. According to the Russian legislation, any visit of people involved in the criminal proceeding, and the cases are opened against them due to the illegal fishing as I know, I asked to receive the answer in the maximally short terms,” she claimed.

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Earlier we reported that the lawyers are not allowed to visit the Ukrainian sailors and they went on the hunger strike on June 25.

On May 4, Ukrainian fishing vessel YMK-0041 (home port Ochakov) was detained in the waters of the Black Sea for the illegal catch of the flounder. The personnel consisting of five Ukrainians was taken to Crimea as Russia’s FSB Border Guard Service claimed.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry expressed the protest against the detention of the Ukrainian boat by FSB and demanded to release the sailors.

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The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea investigates the detention of Ukraine's fishing vessel by Russia.

The criminal proceeding is opened in Russia against a citizen of Ukraine, captain of fishing vessel YMK-0041 detained in the Black Sea on May 16.

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