The crew detained in the Azov sea Russian ship “North” will not bear administrative responsibility for illegal crossing of border of Ukraine, because over the period of consideration of the case in court and the border guards cannot appeal the decision. This was written in Facebook assistant to the Chairman of the State border service of Ukraine, a spokesman Oleg Slobodyan.
“Thus, on July 23 in connection with the expiration of the three-month period bringing individuals to justice, the court closed the case because under the circumstances it does not appear the possibility of bringing people to justice,” – said Slobodyan.
He also said that citizens of Ukraine, crew members of the vessel “Nord” (the citizenship of Ukraine confirmed in the course of judicial proceedings) may, at any time to return to the place of permanent residence in the temporarily occupied the Crimea Peninsula.
At the same time, the Crimean Prosecutor’s office reported that it completed pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings on suspicion of the captain of the ship “Nord”.
The captain of the ship “Nord” is notified of completion of pretrial investigation in criminal proceedings on suspicion of his illegal occupation of fishing and violation of the order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and departure from it (article 249, article 332-1 of the criminal code of Ukraine).
After reviewing the suspect and his defenders with the materials of the criminal proceedings the indictment will be forwarded to the Kyiv court of Appeals to determine jurisdiction and further consideration on the merits.
We will remind, on March 25, 2018, the State border service of Ukraine detained in the Azov sea the vessel “Nord” under the flag of Russia, was in anacoana Crimea. On Board were 10 people. They all had passports of citizens of Russia, issued in Kerch. The ship has violated the procedure of exit from the occupied territory of Ukraine. He was escorted to Berdyansk. Later, the court arrested the ship.
6 APR Kherson city court took custody till may 31 the captain of the Kerch ship “Nord” Vladimir Gorbenko with the right to make 35 240 bail. Later, the lawyer said that for the sailor made bail.
Note that another Russian ship, “the Mechanic Pogodin” was blocked in the port of Kherson for three years.