The Ukrainian sailors, who suffered in the crash of the vessel in Turkey will be discharged from Samsun City Hospital on January 10. After that, they will be transferred to Ankara, Andriy Sybyga, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey reported on Twitter.
“Latest news about suffered sailors in Samsun: the doctors made a decision to discharge the whole crew on Thursday. Then, they will be transferred to Ankara and provided with help to return to the motherland,” Sybyga wrote.
Earlier, a cargo ship under Panama flag, which came from the Russian Azov port, sent a distress signal around 148 km (92 miles) away from the north-eastern Turkish province of Samsun. It was noted that four Ukrainians died as a result, and another seven were rescued. According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, the tragedy happened due to a wave hit.