Ukrainian Sailors, Who Are Detained in Crimea, Transferred to Moscow
OREANDA-NEWS The command of the crews of three ships of the Ukrainian Navy detained for illegal crossing of the border of the Russian Federation, will be transferred to one of the detention centers of Moscow, said the Crimean Ombudsman Lyudmila Lubina.
Earlier, the court of Simferopol arrested for two months 24 detained Ukrainian soldiers, including officers and two employees of the SBU. Then all of them were placed in a pre-trial detention center of Simferopol.
"The command staff will be transferred to the investigation in the detention center of Moscow", - told Lubina.
24 Ukrainian citizens-sailors, Navy and SBU officers-were arrested before January 25. They are in the status of suspects under part 3 of article 322 of the criminal code "Illegal crossing of the state border of the Russian Federation", which involves up to six years in prison.
On Sunday, three ships of the Ukrainian Navy-Berdyansk, Nikopol and Yana Kapu — violated the state border of Russia, entered the temporarily closed water area of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and moved from the Black sea to the Kerch Strait. They maneuvered dangerously, did not obey the legitimate demands of the Russian authorities. Ukrainian ships with 24 sailors were detained, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, they are hospitalized and receive medical care, the lives of sailors are not in danger. After the incident, they were prosecuted for illegal crossing of the state border.
On Thursday, the lawyer of the commander of the Ukrainian armored car "Berdyansk" Roman Mokryak dzhemil Terpischev said that some Ukrainian sailors could be sent to the Moscow jail "Lefortovo". Lawyer Violetta Volkova, who does not represent the interests of sailors, and came to "Lefortovo" to his client in another case, also said that some of the Ukrainian sailors may be in this jail.