On Saturday morning, February 29, Ukrainians who were detained in the Sea of Azov returned to the mainland of Ukraine. Law enforcement officers of the Russian Federation released them. The press center of the State Border Service of Ukraine reported that.
"This morning, the technical monitoring post of the State Border Service received information that the ships of the Border Guard of Russia's FSB will deliver a small craft with Ukrainian citizens to the area of the generally determined traffic distribution system in the Sea of Azov, which they were detained on February 14 this year," the statement said.
Subsequently, boats of the Mariupol Maritime Guard detachment were spotted by the ships of the Russian Federation. A small craft was sent towards the Ukrainian coast. It was recognized as KRP-0901, on board of which there were four people. It is established that this is the same previously arrested boat.
Boats of the Marine Guard escorted the released fishermen to the port of Berdyansk. Now they communicate with them and find out all the circumstances of the conclusion.
For violation of the border regime and the procedure for leaving the boat at sea, each of the fishermen was held administratively liable, and the boat was banned from going to sea for a period of 30 days.
As we reported before, on February 25, four Ukrainian fishermen who were detained by the Russian special services in the Azov Sea were released.