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Ukrainian sailors from seized ships questioned by Russia, - Ombudsman

Ukrainian sailors questioned by Russian border guards
12:45, 26 November 2018

The seized ships were taken to a port in Kerch
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Ukraine’s Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova reported that some of the Ukrainian sailors from the vessels seized in Azov are in Kerch hospital, and part of them are in the department of Russian Border Guard Service. Denisova said this to 112 Ukraine, with reference to Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova.

"I know what Moskalkova herself told me. Our sailors are in Kerch, the investigators of the border control are interviewing our sailors. They are allegedly not detained, they are not in the detention center, but in border control office. Three sailors are in Kerch hospital, their condition is assessed as not critical. They have been provided with medical care and there is no threat to their life," Denisova said.

She added that she could neither confirm nor provide any information other than that provided to her by Tatyana Moskalkova. On her Facebook page, Denisova said she was preparing an official requests to the Adviser to Russian President and Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov, and to Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova about receiving official information on detained Ukrainian citizens. Denisova also demanded to provide of all necessary medical assistance to the detainees.

Related: Results of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council urgent meeting

As it was reported, Viktor Muzhenko, the Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, told the entire course of events which lead to the escalation of the crisis in the Sea of Azov at the National Security and Defence Council session

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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