Vladimir Garbelotto: RIA Novosti
Ukraine lost the detained captain of the vessel “Nord”. About this on his page in Facebook said his lawyer Maxim Mogil’nitskii.
According to the lawyer, the captain of the “Nord” Vladimir Gorbenko left the house around noon on Saturday, January 26, and since then it nobody saw. Gorbenko also does not communicate with lawyers and relatives.
The Crimean fishing boat “Nord”, flying the Russian flag, was detained in the sea of Azov Ukrainian border guards in March last year. All 10 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.
The ship’s captain was charged with “violating the procedure of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and departure from it with the purpose of causing harm to the interests of the state”, to it threatens till five years of imprisonment.
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.
Video, photo All from Russia.