Foreign Ministry of Russia got the appeal of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova on personal recognizance toward the Ukrainian POW sailors as she reported on Facebook.
“Recently, Chargé d'affaires of Ukraine in the Russian Federation Vasyl Pokotylo passed to the MFA of the Russian Federation the appeal, addressed to head of the investigative group of Russia’s FSB Sergey Mikryukov about my personal recognizance toward 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors kept in Lefortovo remand center,” Denisova said.
Earlier, Denisova stated that the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation provides the possibility to release the detainees on the personal recognizance or guarantor.
As we reported, Lefortovo Moscow Court extended arrest of all 24 Ukrainian POW sailors until the end of October.
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.