International Tribunal to Rule on Captive Sailors Case May 25.
On Nov. 25, last year, Russian Special Forces attacked and seized three Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea. Twenty-three sailors are being held in Russian prisons
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The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will make a decision in the case of Russia’s November seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships and 24 members of their crews on May 25, Ukrainski Novini reported.
“The approximate date of the decision, in this case, is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2019. The parties will be informed in advance of any changes to this date,” the presiding judge said.
During the hearings, Ukraine asked the International Tribunal as an interim measure to oblige Russia to immediately return the captured ships and release the arrested members of their crews, close criminal cases against them, and not reopen them.
In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), foreign states cannot arrest, detain and prosecute warships.
On Nov. 25, last year, Russian Special Forces attacked and seized three Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea. The sailors are being held in Russian prisons.
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