Support for Ukrainian Sailors’ Families
Twenty-four Ukrainian sailors were captured by Russia
The Ukrainian government is providing the families of the 24 Ukrainian sailors, who were illegally detained by the Russian Federation, with about $3,600 each to help them in the absence of financial support from their loved ones.
“The Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, together with the Naval Forces, have done a great job while preparing the necessary documents and identifying all those eligible for such assistance. In particular, relatives of all sailors. I can responsibly declare that each family received UAH 100,000 (about $3,600),” Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Vadym Chernysh said, adding that his ministry is constantly in contact with international humanitarian organizations and the lawyers of the Ukrainian sailors.
On Dec. 5, the government adopted a resolution supporting the sailors.
On Nov. 25, Russian border ships attacked three Ukrainian vessels that were en route from the port of Odesa to the port of Mariupol. They fired on and seized them at the Kerch Strait capturing 24 Ukrainian sailors.
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