"During today's monitoring visit to Lukyanovska prison I met with Alexander Sattarov and Farukh Kamalov who wrote a statement addressed to the president of the Russian Federation with a request to return them to the territory of Russia by exchanging for one of the Ukrainian political prisoners, "she wrote.
According to Denisova, these letters will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, so that the employees of the department will deliver them to the Administration of the President of Russia.
“According to my information, captain is detained in Simferopol remand center and other crew members are the witnesses and cannot leave the territory of the Crimean peninsula as their Ukrainian passports for travel abroad were confiscated. The health state of the sailors is extremely unsatisfactory. The psychological pressure and intimidation by the Federal Security Service of Russia are put on them,” Denisova claimed.
Taking into account the mentioned information, she appealed to Petro Poroshenko with a request to consider the exchange of the “Nord” crew members for Ukrainian sailors of “YMK-0041”.
On May 4, Ukrainian fishing vessel YMK-0041 (home port Ochakov) was detained in the waters of the Black Sea for the illegal catch of the flounder. The personnel consisting of five Ukrainians was taken to Crimea as Russia’s FSB Border Guard Service claimed.