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Ukrainian POW Soroka hospitalized

As it is impossible to cure and examine him in Lefortovo prison, Ukrainian sailor was taken to the hospital
10:34, 16 May 2019

Vasyl Soroka, detained Ukrainian sailor
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Ukrainian POW Vasyl Soroka was hospitalized as there are no proper conditions for his treatment in prison, as sailor’s lawyer Sergiy Badamshyn reported on his Facebook page.

“As it is impossible to cure and examine him in Lefortovo prison, in April we have raised the question on additional postoperative examination and rehabilitation under the supervision of the doctor who operated Vasyl. Investigators promised that after the holidays that will organize examination. They kept their word,” the message reads.

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As it was reported, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will announce the decision on the case of three ships of the Ukrainian Navy and 24 sailors approximately on May 25. 

In November 2018, 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. Ukrainian ships were rejected passage via the Kerch Strait, Russian coast guards opened aimed fire on them.

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All 24 sailors on board were captured and delivered to Moscow – 21 of them were delivered to Lefortovo remand center, the rest came to the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison.

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