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Ukrainian sailor, POW Eyder has hepatitis, - lawyer

The analysis was made before the sailors were detained
08:54, 5 February 2019

Andriy Eyder, Ukrainian sailor, detained by Russia in Kerch Strait
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Injured Ukrainian sailor Andriy Eyder has hepatitis, as lawyer Mykola Polozov reported on Facebook referring to the POW’s lawyer Oleksandra Makarova.

“Andriy has brought clinical report he received during a convoy from “Matrosskaya Tishina.” Quote: “Anti-HCV – positive from November 20, 2018, HBsAg – positive from November 20, 2018,” the message says.

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The analysis was conducted on November 20, five days before the sailors were detained. Therefore, Russian doctors could not make them. Besides, information about hepatitis appeared only during the transfer from “Matrosskaya Tishina” to “Lefortovo.”

On February 4, additional analysis was made.

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“We will see the results this time. I hope, doctors in Lefortovo will be adequate,” Makarova noted.

The lawyer has also filed a motion on Andriy’s transfer to another country for treatment.

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

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

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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.

Facing an extension of the sentence term, Ukrainian POWs detained in the Kerch Strait refused to testify in Lefortovo court. Sailors were distributed into six groups, four people in each. On January 15, 2019 Moscow's Lefortovo district court decided to keep 20 Ukrainian sailors in remand until April 24. On January 16, the court extended the detention term for another 4 sailors.

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