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Moscow court extends arrest to six Ukrainian sailors on October 24

The hearing was held in closed mode
15:14, 17 July 2019

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On July 17, Lefortovo court of Moscow has extended the arrest for six Ukrainian sailors captured in Crimea. They will stay in detention until October 24, as it was reported by coordinator of the group of lawyers of the Ukrainian servicemen Nikolai Polozov on his Facebook page.

In particular, the arrest was prolonged for Denys Hrytsenko, Serhiy Popov, Bohdan Holovash, Mykhaylo Vlasyuk, Andriy Drach and Vyacheslav Zinchenko.

Polozov noted that at the motion of the prosecutor the meeting was held in closed mode. During the meeting, the defense submitted a petition to inclusion the order of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the report of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and two PACE resolutions to ground its position.

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Earlier it was reported that Russian prosecution pressed final charges against 24 Ukrainian sailors illegally held in the Russian jail. 

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.

Related: Six EU member countries demand that Russia release Ukrainian sailors, stop adding fuel to Donbas conflict

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