In Ukraine intend to judge the captain Syrian for visits to ports in occupied Crimea

В Украине намерены судить капитана-сирийца за посещение портов оккупированного Крыма

The military Prosecutor’s office prosecuted the captain of a Tanzanian ship, Sky Moon, which illegally went into closed ports in the occupied Crimea. About it reported in a press-service of military Prosecutor’s office the southern region of Ukraine.

“The ship’s captain Sky Moon, a citizen of Syria, it is reported about suspicion in Commission of crime under part 2 of article 332-1 of the criminal code of Ukraine which prescribes punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years”, – stated in the message.

During a pretrial investigation it is confirmed that Tanzanian ship Sky Moon under the command of the above-mentioned persons during 2016 8 times carried out visits to the closed Crimean ports of Kerch, Theodosia, Sevastopol, which is in violation of the Ukrainian legislation moved to Turkey and Moldova scrap, ash, and soda, flax seeds.

In addition, on December 21, 2016 Primorsky district court of Odessa begins consideration of several complaints of lawyers of the ship owner company, who are trying to cancel the imposed by the court for the seizure of the ship of the intruder.

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“The military Prosecutor’s office of the southern region of Ukraine will continue to defend the state’s interests in this matter and to insist on the impossibility of lifting of such arrest. I hope that the Ukrainian court will listen to the arguments of the Ukrainian law enforcement body”, – noted in Prosecutor’s office.

This is the first ship in respect of which taken such harsh actions for visiting ports in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.