Russia threatened retaliation because of the crew of the Nord

В России угрожают ответными мерами из-за экипажа Норда

Russia demands to release the crew of the Nord

The Russian foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of “over-the-top cynicism” and demanded the immediate release home of sailors from the ship Nord. Otherwise, Russia reserves the right to impose retaliatory measures.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian claim that Ukraine took hostage the crew members of the vessel Nord from the Crimea and are threatening retaliatory measures. On Thursday, April 12, at a briefing in Moscow said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reported.

According to her, Kiev is the third week under false pretenses actually holds hostage the crew of the Russian vessel Nord.

“Just over-the-top cynicism of the Ukrainian authorities once again demonstrates clearly the nature and all the hypocrisy of the Kiev leadership, which is demanding at every step, and expressing commitment to democracy and the rule of law, in fact just to bully ordinary people. We require Ukraine to stop the abuse of seamen, to enable them to freely return to his native Crimea. We hope that the inhuman actions of the regime in Kiev will get a proper assessment from the international human rights community,” – said Zakharov.

She also noted that Russia may retaliate.

“Until our citizens will not be released from the territory of Ukraine, Russia reserves the right response,” she said.

Earlier it was reported that the captain was detained by Ukrainian border guards of the vessel Nord Vladimir Gorbenko released on bail 35 thousand hryvnia. The court also forbade him to visit the Crimea.


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