Lawyer of Ukrainian POW files motion to transfer him to Ukraine for treatment

The lawyer insists on the treatment of the Ukrainian POW in a medical facility
11:33, 31 January 2019

Andriy Eyder, Ukrainian sailor, detained by Russia in Kerch Strait

The lawyer Oleksandra Markov met with her defendant, a Ukrainian POW Andriy Eyder in Lefortovo prison on Wednesday, January 30 for the first time, as she wrote on Facebook.

“I have met with my defendant Andriy Eyder within the investigation in Lefortovo prison,” she wrote.

Besides, Markova stated that she filed a motion on transferring Eyder to Ukraine or a third country for treatment.

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“We have filed a motion to transfer the injured to Ukraine or to the third country, and to transfer him to a medical facility for examination and treatment,” the lawyer wrote.

On November 25, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked 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. Ukrainian ships were rejected passage via the Kerch Strait, Russian coast guards opened aimed fire on them.

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All 24 sailors on board were captured and delivered to Moscow – 21 of them were delivered to Lefortovo remand center, another - to the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison.

On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border' during the attack in the Kerch Strait.

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Facing an extension of the sentence term, Ukrainian POWs detained in the Kerch Strait refused to testify in Lefortovo court. Sailors were distributed into six groups, four people in each. On January 15, 2019 Moscow's Lefortovo district court decided to keep 20 Ukrainian sailors in remand until April 24. On January 16, the court extended the detention term for another 4 sailors.

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