In Ukraine closed the court case about the involvement of Crimean members of the crew of the fishing vessel “Nord” to administrative responsibility. About it RIA Novosti reported Maxim Mogil’nitskii, head of the bar Association “Mogil’nitskii and partners” which lawyers represent interests of sailors of the ship.
“We managed to prove that for attraction to administrative responsibility of the members of the crew of a fishing vessel “Nord” there’s absolutely no reason to. All court cases on bringing sailors to justice are closed,” he said.
Mogil’nitskii noted that the illegal attempts of crossing the border of the vessel was never proven. “The period of bringing to administrative responsibility the time has come to an end, and the evidence of guilt of the sailors and not found. Citizens of another state are actually locked on the territory of Ukraine and not allow you to return home,” he added.
The Crimean fishing boat “Nord”, flying the Russian flag, was detained in the sea of Azov Ukrainian border in March. All ten crew members have Russian passports, but Kiev considers them citizens of Ukraine. They were accused of “violating the order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and departure from it” because the ship was at a port in the Crimea, which Ukraine considers its territory. In April, two of the sailors were able to return to Russia through the territory of Belarus.
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