Russia releases Ukrainian fishermen, captured in Azov Sea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian will return home at own vessel
18:12, 25 February 2020

On February 25, four Ukrainian fishermen, who were detained by the Russian special services in the Azov Sea, were released, as MP Pavlo Melnyk reported on Facebook.

“I have just received information that Ukrainian fishermen: Serhiy Hoha, Oleksiy Ivanov, Vasyl Tyurkedji, and Maksym Terekhov, detained in the Sea of Azov on February 15, 2020, were released,” he reported.

Related: Russian official on detention of Ukrainian fishermen: God willing, we release them

The politician noted that Maksym Terekhov telephoned his relatives and reported that all fishermen are in good condition and plan to return home at their own vessel.

Four Ukrainian fishermen
Pavlo Melnyk Facebook

On February 15, Russia's FSB detained the vessel, saying that the crew performed illegal fishing activity. Later, Russian law enforcers interrogated the sailors who admitted illegal fishing. They were arrested for 10 days.

The National Police of Ukraine has opened a case on the fact of illegal capture of Ukrainian ship in the Sea of Azov.

Besides, the Chargé d'affaires of Russia was called to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine due to the detention of four Ukrainian fishermen in the Sea of Azov.


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