Russia Extends Detention of Ukrainian POWs

The court proceedings will continue throughout the day


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

The pronouncement of the verdict was live-streamed on the Priamyi TV channel and reported by Ukrinform.

“[To extend the detention] of Serhiy Tsybizov for three months, and for 7 months and 29 days in total, that is, until July 24, 2019,” the verdict was read out in the courtroom.

Identical verdicts were delivered regarding Roman Mokriak, Andriy Oprysko and Yevhen Semidotsky.

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

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.

A Russian-controlled “court” in occupied Crimea detained all the Ukrainian sailors for the alleged illegal border crossing. Now they are held in the Lefortovo remand prison in Moscow. All the detained Ukrainian sailors declared themselves to be prisoners of war.

On January 24, 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution, calling on Russia to treat the captured Ukrainian 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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