Ukrainian Consul to Visit Captive Ukrainian Sailors

Ukraine still has not received any official information about them and their health

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From today through Friday, the Ukrainian Consul will finally be able to visit the captive Ukrainian sailors held at Moscow’s Lefortovo jail.

Since the Navy sailors’ ships were attacked and captured by the Russian Federation on Nov. 25 as they were passing through the Kerch Strait between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea, Ukraine has received little information about them, including on their health, Foreign Ministry spokesman Kateryna Zelenko said.

“We once again call on the Russian side, rather than to prescribe psychological and psychiatric examination, to provide the necessary data on the health of Ukrainian POWs sailors. We demand their immediate release and we hope that after all the Russian side once understands that manipulation of prisoners of war, political prisoners is not a step in the right direction,” Zelenko said.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has published a report which said that the 21 imprisoned and three hospitalized Ukrainian sailors must be called prisoners of war.

Source UATV
date 13.03.2019
categories Prisoners of Kremlin
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