Four More Ukrainian POWs Have Detention Extended

Earlier, a different group of four POWs also had their detention extended


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The Lefortovsky District Court in Moscow has extended the detention of four more Ukrainian prisoners of war.

The detention of Volodymyr Tereshchenko, Bohdan Holovash, Serhiy Popov and Andriy Shevchenko was extended for three months until July 24, 2019, Hromadske reports from the courtroom, according to Ukrinform.

Earlier today, the detention of Serhiy Tsybizov, Roman Mokriak, Andriy Oprysko and Yevhen Semidotsky was extended.

The court hearings on the extension of detention of 24 Ukrainian prisoners of war are being held in the Lefortovsky District Court in Moscow throughout the day.

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

The Russian-controlled “court” in occupied Crimea detained all Ukrainian servicemen for allegedly illegally crossing the water border with Russia. Now they are being held in the Lefortovo remand prison. All the detained Ukrainian sailors declared themselves the prisoners of war.

On January 24, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution, calling on Russia to treat the Ukrainian captured sailors in accordance with the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War.

Source Ukrinform
date 17.04.2019
categories Prisoners of Kremlin
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