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Ukrainian fishermen might be detained by Russian border guards in Azov Sea
13:14, 12 May 2018

Ukrainian fishermen might be detained by Russian border guards in Azov Sea

The Emergency Service rescuers started a search operation of two local fishermen, who set sail on a boat in the Sea of Azov more than 24 hours ago and did not come back

13:14, 12 May 2018

State Border Guard of Ukraine

Two fishermen from Berdiansk (Zaporizhia region), who went missing in the Sea of Azov, were probably detained by Russian border guards and are in Yeysk (Krasnodar Krai), as the representatives of Emergency Service press office told Interfax-Ukraine.

Wife of one of the fishermen, who set sail in the Sea of Azov on May 10 on a motorboat and did not come back, called the duty room of Berdiansk National Police on May 11 at 18:26.

The woman informed the police that she received a call from Russia’s Border Guard Service and found out that her husband and his friend are in Yeysk, Krasnodar Krai.

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The Emergency Service rescuers of Zaporizhia region stopped the search operation.

As it was reported earlier, on May 11 in Berdiansk water area the Emergency Service rescuers started a search operation of two local fishermen, who set sail on a boat in the Sea of Azov more than 24 hours ago and did not come back.

According to the rescuers, as to the information received from the local population, two fishermen set sail in the Sea of Azov on Amur boat from the territory of Iskra recreation facility, located on Berdiansk spit, at 5:30 on May 10 and did not come back.

Earlier, it was reported that on May 10 two fishermen from Kherson died on the territory of Cabo Verde, an African state.

Related: Prosecutor's Office investigates detention of Ukrainian fishing boat by Russia

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