Prosecutor's Office investigates detention of Ukrainian fishing boat by Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fishing boat was detained allegedly for illegal plaice fishing
16:22, 7 May 2018

RIA news

Crimean Prosecutor’s Office will investigate the detention of a Ukrainian fishing ship by Russia on the Black Sea, as Crimea’s Prosecutor’s Office reported.

“The Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is conducting a procedural control over the criminal proceedings on illegal imprisonment of the crew of a fishing boat with prior conspiracy of a group of people, with the use of weapons, the threats of violent use and seizure of a vessel by the representatives of illegally created bodies on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimean peninsula,” the message says.

Related: Ukraine's Foreign Ministry demands release of Ukrainian boat in Crimea

The Investigation Department of National Police Central Office is conducting the pre-trial investigation in Crimea and Sevastopol.

As it was reported earlier, a Ukrainian fishing boat registered in Ochakiv was detained allegedly for illegal plaice fishing. Five people in total were detained and taken to Crimea.

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