"Special vessels left them from Yuzhne, Chornomorsk and Odesa: the search and rescue Sapphire ship, the tugboats Titan and Gaydamak. The Russians are pulling Ukrainian ships from occupied Kerch, the newspaper said.
According to Dumskaya, the meeting will take place on the open sea about 60 miles from Odesa, near the Crimean cape Tarhankut.
The state of the boats and Yana Kapu after a year's captivity is unknown.
As we reported earlier, on November 25, 2018, Russian border guards seized the Ukrainian Yana Kapu raid tug and small armored artillery boats Berdyansk and Nikopol of the Naval Forces of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait area, using weapons. As a result of the incident, 24 Ukrainian sailors were detained and arrested.
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.