Ukrainian sailors left courtroom in Moscow amid shouts “Glory to Ukraine!”

The relatives managed to talk to them in the courtroom
16:02, 15 January 2019

The captive Ukrainian sailors left the courtroom of Lefortovo District Court in Moscow amid the shouts “Glory to Ukraine”, as a lot of people supported the Ukrainians, Krym.Realii reported.

At the moment, the break is announced at the court.

Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova noted that the relatives could talk to the sailors at the courtroom. Denisova participated in the court sessions, where the case of Denys Hrytsenko, Andriy Drach and Viacheslav Zinchenko is considered.

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The relatives succeeded to talk to the sailors and support them personally when the judge proceeded to the deliberation room. However, there is no decision of the court on the visits of the captive sailors by the relatives.

“At the moment I know, there is no decision on the permission of the visits of the sailors for the relatives,” Denisova noted.

Related: Russia prolongs investigation on captured Ukrainian sailors until spring

On January 15, the Ukrainian sailors refused to testify in Lefortovo court, where they faced an extension of the sentence term.

As it was reported, Russian Security Service asked to hold a hearing on the case of the Ukrainian POW in camera.

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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

21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison, also in the Russian capital. 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.

Related: Azov crisis: Court over detained Ukrainian sailors not to begin before early 2020, - lawyer

On December 26, Crimean Supreme Court left all Ukrainian sailors under arrest.

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