National Agency of Ukraine on return of assets (ARMA) for the third time to auction arrested in the spring of last year, the Russian fishing vessel “Nord”. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
Two previous attempts to sell the ship proved unsuccessful despite the fact that the second time reduced the price by 10 percent to 1.47 million (almost 3.5 million).
The Crimean fishing boat “Nord”, flying the Russian flag, was detained in the sea of Azov Ukrainian border guards in March last year. All ten crew members have Russian passports, but Kiev considers them citizens of Ukraine. Sailors 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 returned to Russia through the territory of Belarus. On 30 October it became known that seven sailors “Nord” was exchanged for seven crew members of a Ukrainian fishing vessel “NMR-0041”, who was detained by border guards of the FSB in may.
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