Border Guard Service comments on detention of Ukrainians in annexed Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

There is no information on the location of the fishermen yet
12:47, 11 September 2018

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Russian border guards detained two Ukrainian fishermen in annexed Crimea on September 10, as Oleg Slobodyan, the Spokesperson of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service, told 112 Ukraine.

“As far as we know, the fishermen had problems with the engine (of the boat), they appeared on the occupied territory where Russian border guards detained them,” Slobodyan noted.

He added that there is no information on the location of the fishermen yet.

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According to the Spokesperson, the Russian side had to inform Ukraine that there was an accident. Yet, no messages were sent.

It was noted that the Ukrainian border guards passed the information about the incident to Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry.

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Earlier, in February of 2018 Ukraine filed a Memorandum, which proves that Russia violated Ukraine’s rights in the Sea of Azov, the Black Sea, and Kerch Straight. It shows that since 2014 the Russian Federation illegally suspended Ukraine from enforcement of its rights as a coastal State, used Ukrainian resources for its own purposes. Moreover, Russia is stealing Ukrainian energy and fishery resources, harms the Ukrainian fishermen and blocks the movement to the Ukrainian ports.

Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 after an illegal referendum. 

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