Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia at Kerch Strait transferred for “trial” in Simferopol, Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

They will be “judged” for supposedly illegal crossing of the state border of the Russian Federation
11:40, 27 November 2018

The Ukrainian sailors captured during the Russian armed attack at the ship group of the Naval Forces of Ukraine are transferred for the “trial” in Simferopol in occupied Crimea as Refat Chubarov, Chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, reported on Facebook.

“The Ukrainian sailors captured by the Russian occupants of the Ukrainian vessels are already transferred to Kyiv district “court” of Simferopol,” he noted.

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Earlier Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin reported that Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia will be provided by the Ukrainian state lawyers.

As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against 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.   

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Kyiv demanded from Moscow to immediately provide the medical service to the wounded sailors and provide them urgent return to the Ukrainian territory. According to the Naval Forces of Ukraine, six sailors are wounded and two of them were in the critical condition.

Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova named the exact number of the detained Ukrainian servicemen – 24. Moskalkova added that “if a military vessel enters the waters, certainly, this is a violation of the borders, this is a socially dangerous act, which demands a special qualification and procedure.”

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