Some 200 Ukrainian sailors in detention in Greece, Italy

17:26, 7 August 2018

Over two hundred Ukrainian sailors are now held in custody in Greece and Italy. State Secretary for Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry Andriy Zayets said that at a briefing on Tuesday.

As of June, there were 151 Ukrainian sailors in Greece, 98 of them were detained for transporting illegal migrants. Over a hundred Ukrainian citizens are now held in Italian prisons, judged for the same kind of violation.

In July, 33 sailors who faced tough conditions abroad managed to return back home thanks to the efforts of Ukrainian diplomats.