Ukrainian sailors need treatment in civil hospitals, - Russian ombudswoman

18:50, 13 February 2019

The injured Ukrainian sailors need to be treated outside the detention facility. Russian human rights envoy Tatyana Moskalkova said that after visiting the detained Ukrainians in Lefortovo remand center in Moscow. 

According to her, she already discussed this with managers of the remand centre and the medical unit. They supported her offer.

As is known, the crews of three Ukrainian Navy vessels were attacked and captured by the Russian forces in the Kerch Strait in November 2018. Three Ukrainian servicemen were wounded. All 24 were arrested and brought to Russia; the prosecutors charge them with the 'illegal border crossing'.