Commander of seized Ukrainian boat “Berdyansk” refuses to testify to FSB

Source : 112 Ukraine

The sailors are exposed to psychological pressure for perjury
09:04, 28 November 2018


Commander of small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk” of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, Senior Lieutenant Roman Mokriak refused to answer the questions of the officers of Russia’s FSB and “confess” in the crimes, which he did not commit as Dumskaya reported.

“He is a good officer, and a brave person. He flipped the security officers off. The Crimean occupation “court” arrested Roman,” the Crimean human rights activists said.

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Earlier the so-called “Kyiv District Court” of Simferopol has begun to choose the restrictive measure for the Ukrainian sailors detained in the evening of November 25 in Kerch Strait. It is reported about the arrest of Serhiy Tsybizov and Viktor Varemez. They are arrested for two months until January 25, 2019.

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.   

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Kyiv demanded from Moscow to immediately provide the medical service to the wounded sailors and provide them urgent return to the Ukrainian territory. According to the Naval Forces of Ukraine, six sailors were wounded and two of them were in the critical condition.

Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova named the exact number of the detained Ukrainian servicemen – 24. Moskalkova added that “procedural actions connected with the establishment of the facts of the events. If a military vessel enters the waters, certainly, this is a violation of the borders, this is a socially dangerous act, which demands a special qualification and procedure.”

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Ukrainian servicemen taken captive in Kerch Strait are being forced to give false testimony. The Commander of Ukraine’s Navy noted that the lawyers have already met with these military.

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