Therefore, the prison term will be running till January 24, 2019.
Bezpalchenko himself is now at “Lefortovo” prison in Moscow. He took part in the session in the video conference mode.
Earlier, it was reported that 15 captured sailors declared themselves POWs.
As we reported earlier, the Russian Navy attacked the Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov. The vessels were damaged, and the crews captured by the Russian special services. Ukraine and the Western governments consider the attack an act of aggression. The Ukrainian sailors were taken to a remand center in Crimea, and then in Moscow, charged with the 'illegal crossing of the Russian territorial waters'. All sailors deny their guilt, claiming they are prisoners of war.