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Six Ukrainians sentenced in Greece for transferring refugees

They were the members of the crews of three ships, which were earlier detained for transferring the refugees
11:26, 6 September 2018

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Six Ukrainians were sentenced to different terms of imprisonment for transferring refugees from the Middle East states in Greek Kalamata, as Slidstvo.Info reported.

They were the members of the crews of three ships, which were earlier detained for transferring the refugees.

Two Ukrainians, who worked on recreational crafts in Turkey, were sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment, four more – to maximum terms, which is 25 years and more.

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The wife of one of the detainees, Olena Ulyanova, who was at the court session, said that her husband Sergiy was detained on December 17, 2017. According to her, he was offered a job of a seaman on a recreational craft in Turkey, and in two weeks he and another Ukrainian were forced to transfer refugees from Iraq to Italy.

Sergiy Ulyanov and his colleague were sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment, though Ulyanov will spend two-four more months in custody as he has already served the sentence for a year.

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His wife explained that her husband got a small term as he himself called the police.

Four more Ukrainians, who were the members of the crews of other crafts, received maximum terms.

Earlier, 12 sailors of the arrested ship Mekong Spirit returned to Ukraine from Greece.

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