Boyko: the Government does not take steps to release Ukrainian sailors

Бойко: Власть не делает шагов по освобождению украинских моряков

No practical actions to liberate the Ukrainian sailors, the representatives of the current government do not. The journalists in the Parliament, said the representative of “Opposition platform For life,” Yuriy Boyko.

“Any actions by the representatives of the authorities for the release of sailors do not. Doing some statement, PR in this thread as PR for Savchenko and Sentsova and direct dialogue for the release of sailors passes. I believe that it is important today to enter the direct dialogue, the EU, under the mediation of Mrs. Merkel and enter a direct dialogue on the dismissal of the people,” he said.

As reported, on the morning of 25 November, the Ukrainian small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol”, as well as inshore tug “Yana Kapu” carried out a planned transition from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol. Near the Kerch Strait intercepted them four boundary ship of the Russian Federation, although, according to the Ukrainian Navy, transitioning naval groups of the Russian side informed in advance. The Russian boundary ship “don” rammed a Ukrainian tugboat “Yana Kapu,” in which the latter suffered an injury. However, the Ukrainian ship, the group decided to continue the course, because they acted within international law of the sea. When she approached the Kerch Strait, Russia declared that the transition is closed in both directions due to the derailment stranded tanker. But later it turned out that the movement of Ukrainian ships blocked on purpose.

Around 19:00 ship group of the Navy of the APU moved to the entrance of the Strait. Russian ships started to chase, then opened fire and seized Ukrainian ships. In addition to the courts, a prisoner of the Russian security forces were 24 Ukrainian seamen.


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