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Eight Russian law enforcers who attacked Ukrainian sailors notified about suspicion

Russian special services are accused of planning, preparation, outbreak, and holding of the aggressive actions of the war, attempted crime and intentional homicide
17:50, 27 November 2018

Conflict in Sea of Azov
TASS

Eight Russian law enforcers and border guards of Russia's FSB, who attacked the Ukrainian sailors were notified about suspicion, as Andriy Lysenko,  spokesperson of the Prosecutor General’s Office (GPU)б reported on Facebook.

“On November 27, 2018, the prosecutors of the Security Service of Ukraine in Odesa region and military prosecutors of the Military Prosecutor’s Office of South region of Ukraine notified the following soldiers of the Border Guard Service of the FSB and Armed Forces of the Russian Federation who attacked the Ukrainian sailors about the suspicion according to the signs of the crimes such as planning, preparation, outbreak, and holding of the aggressive actions of the war, attempted crime and intentional homicide,” he noted.

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Besides, Lysenko specified the soldiers notified about suspicion: Head of the Border Department of Russia’s FSB in Sevastopol and Counter Admiral Stankevich S.; Deputy Head of the Border Department of Russia’s FSB, Head of Coast Guard Department and Vice-admiral Medvedev G.; Head of Command and Control Service of Russia’s FSB in Sevastopol, including patrol boats “Izumrud” and “Don” and Captain 1st rank Romashkin G.; Deputy Head of the Office, Head of Command and Control Service of Russia’s FSB and Captain 1st rank Shein A.; Head of Command and Control Service of Russia’s FSB in Kerch and Captain 2nd rank Shatokhin A.; Commander of Border Escort Ship “Don” and Captain 2nd rank Saliaev A.; Commander of Escort Ship “Izumrud” and Captain 3rd rank Shipitsyn A.; Commander of Small Anti-Submarine Warfare “Suzdalets” and Captain 3rd rank Scherbakov S.

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.

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Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova named the exact number of the detained Ukrainian servicemen – 24. Moskalkova added that “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.”

Later it was reported that the 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 this military.

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