“Dog Jessi, which was taken together with 24 Ukrainian sailors, was returned home today! Sailors of the Yany Kapu crew told the lawyers about the dog almost immediately after the meeting and asked to find it and try to return home. It took several months to find it and reach an agreement with the FSB and Kerch border guards, who were keeping it,” Polozov wrote.
“On the moment of capturing of Ukrainian ships and sailors, Jessi was 3 months. Sometime later, the border guards found it and kept it with them. The dog spent 8 months in Kerch, and today it arrived in Kherson region to the family of Sehiy Chuliba,” journalist Oleksandra Yefymenko wrote.
As it was reported earlier, on November 25, 2018, Russian border guards seized the Ukrainian Yana Kapu raid tug and small armored artillery boats Berdyansk and Nikopol of the Naval Forces of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait area, using weapons.
As a result of the incident, 24 Ukrainian sailors were detained and arrested. They were transported from Crimea to the Moscow Lefortovo detention facility. In addition, three Ukrainian sailors wounded during the shelling by the Russians were transferred to the Prison Hospital.