Capturing ships: the Prosecutor’s office declared wanted by Russian officers

Захват кораблей: прокуратура объявила в розыск российских офицеров

The Russian sailors wanted

Commanders of the Russian ships which took part in the capture of the Ukrainian courts, as well as their leadership, brought suspicion.

The Prosecutor’s office announced in tracing the eight Russians suspected of involvement in the attack on Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait. On Tuesday, December 4, the press-service of military Prosecutor’s office.

At the moment it is reported about suspicion to the eight citizens of Russia, namely the Deputy head of the FSB Border service – the head of the Department of coast guard Vice Admiral Medvedev, the head of the border Department of the FSB in Crimea, rear Admiral Stankevich, head of service of management of FSB Romashkino, the chief of the coast guard border Department of the FSB in the Crimea Seine.

In addition, brought suspicion to the commander of the border guard ship don Salaeva, the chief of service of management of FSB in Kerch Shatokhina; the commander of the small antisubmarine ship Suzdalets Shcherbakov and the commander of the patrol ship Emerald Shipitsynu.

“28.11.2018 Stankiewicz, Medvedev, Romashkin, Shein, Salyaev, Shatokhin, Shcherbakov and Shipitsin wanted. Now received a court ruling on the detention of these suspects with the purpose of the cause for consideration of petitions for election of a preventive measure in the form of detention”, – is told in the message a press-services.

During pre-trial investigation collected 17 volumes of evidence of the Commission of the Russian Federation of aggression against the Ukrainian Navy.

In particular, interrogated 75 witnesses and three victims.

Earlier it was reported that the operation to seize Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait was led by the head of the coast guard of Russia Gennady Medvedev.

Recall, Ukraine has prepared suspicion for another 10 military of the Russian Federation of involvement in the aggression against the Navy of the Armed forces of Ukraine.

The evening of 25 November the Kerch bridge, the Russian special forces seized three Ukrainian ships. As a result, were wounded six Ukrainian soldiers.

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 Russian foreign Ministry handed a protest note to the chargé d’affaires of Ukraine.

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