Photo: Press service of border Department of the FSB of the Russian Federation the Republic of Crimea / RIA Novosti
Main military Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine suspected the staff of the border Department of the FSB of Russia and Russian troops, November 25 arrested in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine, unleashing and waging aggressive war, and also in attempt at murder. The message on it appeared on the website of the Prosecutor’s office.
The Prosecutor’s office leads the list of eight names involved, in her opinion, to the “attack on Ukrainian sailors.” It included rear Admiral Sergei Stankevich (head of the Crimean border Department of the FSB), Vice-Admiral Gennady Medvedev (Deputy head of the FSB border service), captain first rank Ruslan Romashkin, captain first rank Andrey Shein, captain second rank Alexey Shatokhin, captain second rank A. Salaev (commander of the border guard ship “don”), captain of the third rank Andrey Shipitsyn (commander of the patrol ship “Emerald”) and captain third rank Sergey Shcherbakov (commander of a small anti-submarine ship “Suzdalets”).
All they are suspected of crimes under part 2 of article 437 (“Planning, preparation, initiation and waging of aggressive war”) the Criminal code of Ukraine. Shipitsyna also suspected of crimes under part 2 of article 15 (“Attempt at a crime”) and paragraph 1 of part 2 of article 115 (“Premeditated murder”) of the Ukrainian criminal code.
It is alleged that the attack on the two Ukrainian small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and RAID tug “Yana Kapu” on 25 November in the Kerch Strait were carried out on the orders of Stankevich and Medvedev. Three Ukrainian soldiers after artillery fire and ramming of Ukrainian ships were injured. According to prosecutors, at present, “Berdyansk”, “Nikopol”, “Yana Kapu” and 24 Ukrainian servicemen captured by the Russians.
Pre-judicial investigation proceeds, suspicion, notified to specified persons, sent to the place of military service of the Russian Federation, prepares the petition in court about election of a measure of restraint, added in Prosecutor’s office.
The incident in the Kerch Strait took place on 25 November. Border Department of the FSB of Russia detained three Ukrainian ship after they crossed the Russian border, has not responded to the requirement to stop and began dangerous maneuvers. The Russian side called the incident a provocation. In Kiev, the arrest of ships was considered “an act of military aggression”.
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