All captured sailors called themselves prisoners of war

Two wounded Ukrainian sailors today also declared their status as prisoners of war.

All Ukrainian sailors that were captured by the Russian military in the Kerch Strait declared to a consequence that they are prisoners of war. On Thursday, December 27, said the lawyer Nikolai Polozov on his page in Facebook.

“As of December 27, all 24 prisoners of war of Ukrainian sailor told investigators that they are prisoners of war. The remaining two wounded sailor Andrew Adair and Andrew Artemenko said this today,” he wrote.

Earlier it was reported that “the court” rejected all 20 claims of lawyers about the release from custody of Ukrainian sailors.

On the eve of Peter Poroshenko promised to do everything possible to captured sailors as soon as possible.

We will remind, on November 25, the Russian special forces had seized two Ukrainian boats of Berdyansk and Dnipropetrovsk and tug Jana’s tray on the way to the Kerch Strait. 24 Ukrainian sailors were arrested on charges of “illegal crossing of border of the Russian Federation”. The Ukrainians are in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison and Matrosskaya Tishina.

The foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that Russia started the war against Ukraine in international waters. Russia calls Ukraine’s actions in the Kerch Strait “provocative”. The international community calls on Russia to return the captured ships and the release of Ukrainian sailors.


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