The foreign Ministry told how many sailors are in prisons abroad

В МИД рассказали, сколько моряков находятся в тюрьмах за рубежом

Abroad in prisons are nearly 300 Ukrainian sailors

The problem of retracting sailors in the crimes at sea is of global nature and relevant for most countries in the world.

In prisons abroad as of 9 October contains nearly 300 Ukrainian sailors. It is reported by the Department of consular service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

9 October, the foreign Ministry presented the project to prevent attracting sailors to the crimes at sea, protection of their rights to fair treatment during the criminal proceedings in pretrial detention and in correctional facilities.

The Director of the consular service Department Serhiy Pogoreltsev noted that the need for the implementation of the project caused by the increase in arrests by law enforcement authorities of foreign countries Ukrainian sailors on suspicion of transporting illegal migrants, and smuggling of explosives and tobacco products in third countries.

“As of October 9, more than 290 of the Ukrainian seamen are held in incarceration institutions abroad,” said fire Victims.

Chairman of trade Union of workers of sea transport of Ukraine Mikhail Kireev added that the problem of retracting sailors in the crimes at sea is of global nature and relevant for most countries in the world. In particular, vessels with Ukrainians on Board were detained in the ports of Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Libya and Nigeria.

“The project implementation will allow to create effective and efficient mechanisms for the prevention of crimes at sea and to protect the rights of seafarers on fair treatment regardless of their place of detention,” – said in the consular service.

Earlier, six Ukrainian citizens were sentenced in Greece to various terms of imprisonment on charges of transportation of refugees from the Middle East.

It was also reported that law enforcement authorities of Greece and Italy hold about 250 Ukrainian sailors.

In Greece since the beginning of the year for the carriage of illegal immigrants detained 18 Ukrainians

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