EU Ambassadors to Attend Hearing in Moscow About Captured Ukrainian Sailors

The move shows solidarity with Ukraine


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Ambassadors from the EU members states who are currently stationed in Russia plan to attend the hearing on the detention of Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia in November, 2018. The was reported by Ukrinform.

“I’ve just met with Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation Markus Ederer. We discussed a number of issues. I provided the latest information about our prisoners of war and the planned court hearings on continuation of their pre-trial restriction. Markus Ederer assured me that the representatives of European states, who are currently in the Russian Federation, will be present at the court hearings,” Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova posted on Facebook after a meeting with Ederer.

Denisova thanked Ederer for the fact that the European community supported Ukraine in an effort to protect its citizens.

She also said that the court hearing regarding the Ukrainian prisoners of war would be held in Moscow’s Lefortovo District Court on April 17.

On November 25, 2018, Russian security forces seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels near the Kerch Strait and captured 24 Ukrainian servicemen. Three of them were wounded in the attack.

The sailors were taken to Moscow, where they are being held in the Lefortovo remand prison. On January 15 and 16, a court in Moscow extended the detention of the Ukrainian sailors until the end of April.

All the detained Ukrainian sailors declared themselves to be prisoners of war.

Source Ukrinform
date 15.04.2019
categories Prisoners of Kremlin
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