The Commissioner for human rights in Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova agreed with the Ombudsman of the Russian Federation for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova to assist the crew of the ship “Nord” and the Ukrainian sailor from the ship “NMR – 0041”. She wrote about this on his page in Facebook.
“Had a telephone conversation with the Ombudsman of the Russian Federation for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova, during which discussed the situation around the sailors of the ships “North” and “NMR – 0041″. Agreed to help them”, – she wrote.
We will remind, on may 4, it became known about detention of the crew of a Ukrainian fishing vessel “NMR-0041”, with a note in Ochakovo allegedly for illegal fishing of turbot. All were arrested five people, all of them were taken to the Crimea. Against the captain of the vessel was prosecuted.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its protest against the detention by Russian border guards, the Ukrainian fishing boat.
The ship Nord was detained on 25 March in the sea of Azov. During check it is established that it is registered in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea. In addition, the crew members had violated the order of departure from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. They all had so-called passports of citizens of the Russian Federation, issued in Kerch. Later the court arrested the detained ship.
Also arrested was the captain of the vessel, but soon released on bail. The rest of the crew tried to leave the territory of Ukraine with representatives of diplomatic agencies of Russia and to get to the occupied Crimea. Ukrainian border guards did not let them in because the team was not in possession of legal documents that certify the identity of the bearer.
However, on 19 April, two members of the crew of the ship “Nord” arrived in Crimea.
On 19 June the court returned to the crew of the ship “Nord” Russian passports. The lawyer of the sailors said that his clients are unable to leave Ukraine, because there is no final court decision in the case. On the same day, the court refused to extend the ban to the captain of the ship to travel to the Crimea.