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Russian Ombudsman says Ukrainian sailors receive medical aid

According to the Russian Ombudsman, "they receive medical aid, hot meals and have no complains"
19:57, 3 December 2018

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Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova told her Ukrainian colleague Lyudmyla Denisova that the Ukrainian sailors who are kept in an isolation ward “Matrosskaya Tishina can move independently and receive medical aid, as the Ukrainian Ombudsman wrote on Facebook.

“I talked to Russian Ombudsman on Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova. Speaking of the sailors, who are kept in an isolation ward “Matrosskaya Tishina,” they can stand up and move, as Moskalkova said. Earlier she said that they were receiving medical aid, hot meals and have no complains,” Denisova.

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In addition, according to Moskalkova, December 3, the Ukrainian sailors received parcels, they have their own accounts in prison, where their relatives can transfer money.

Besides, Russian Ombudsman informed that additional investigation is being conducted in Lefortovo prison, as a result of which, each of the sailors will be placed in an eight-meter jail cell for two prisoners.

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The prisoners of war have limited time for walks in the jail.

Russia promised that on December 4, Russian Ombudsman Potyayeva would visit the Ukrainian sailors.

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As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against 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.   

‘Today, November 25, the ships of the Ukrainian Navy with two armored gunboats and a sea mule tugboat have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. The intention to make the transition was informed in advance in accordance with international standards in order to ensure the safety of navigation. However, contrary to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Treaty between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on cooperation in the use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, the Russian coast guard ships - Sobol class patrol boat, Don border guard cruiser, Mangust class patrol boat and Suzdalets anti-submarine warfare ship performed blatantly aggressive acts against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy,’ reads the message. 

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On November 25, Russian border guards captured the Yany Kapu tugboat and small armored artillery boats of Ukraine's Naval Forces. The prisoners were transported to Moscow on November 29.

Ukraine’s Security Service intercepted the radio communications one of the Russian Security Service officers and the captain of Don, which rammed the Ukrainian tugboat Yany Kapu.

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