Police, Border Guard arrest ship with Ukrainian sailors heading to occupied Crimea

16:01, 9 June 2017

Ukraine’s Border Guard and the National Police detained civilian vessel Bosporus, flying the flag of Moldova. According to the law enforcers, the crew illegally shipped sailors from Ukraine to the Russian-annexed Crimea.

The incident took place in Odesa region. It turned out that in 2015-2017, the well-organized criminal used foreign-going ships to illegally move sailors through the closed checkpoints in the temporarily occupied Crimea. About a hundred residents of Odesa and Kherson regions (southern Ukraine) were moved across the border this way.