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Ukraine's Ombudsman arrives in Moscow, tries to get to Lefortovo court hearing on POWs

January 15 the court will consider the appeal of the prosecutors concerning the extension of the sentence term for the Ukrainian sailors
12:03, 14 January 2019

Ukraine's Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova arrived in Moscow, January 14, 2018
Lyudmyla Denisova Facebook

Ukraine’s Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova arrived in Moscow where she would try to get to the session of Lefortovo court on the case of Ukrainian POWs, as she wrote on Facebook.

Tomorrow, on January 15 the court will consider the appeal of the prosecutors concerning the extension of the sentence term for the Ukrainian sailors.

Related: Russia prolongs investigation on captured Ukrainian sailors until spring

“Families of our guys are with me, others will come later,” Denisova wrote.

Russian Chargé d'affaires a.i. for Ukraine Vasyl Pokotylo met Denisova in Moscow.

Related: Russia allows for exchange of Ukrainians sailors, - media

On November 25, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. 

21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison, also in the Russian capital. On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border' during the attack in the Kerch Strait. 

Related: Azov crisis: Court over detained Ukrainian sailors not to begin before early 2020, - lawyer

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