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Verkhovna Rada Commissioner on human rights Lyudmila Denisova told the details of the negotiations between Ukraine and Russia about the release of sailors detained during the incident in the Kerch Strait. She wrote about this in his Facebook.
“I signed a petition to the chief of Investigative management of FSB of the Russian Federation Mikhail Shishova on the adoption of the decision on the election of my personal commitments as a measure of restraint for prisoners of war sailors,” she said.
Now assigned to the Denisova documents are pending in the Investigation Department of the FSB.
Earlier, Denisova said that the sides agreed on the return of the Ukrainian sailors home. She noted that there is a decision of the International Tribunal for the law of the sea, and already shows recent documents.
The lawyer of seamen Nikolai Polozov said that he was unaware of such arrangements. The human rights activist noted that he did not know at what stage the negotiations for the release of the sailors, as it does not take part in them.
In Russia under investigation are 24 Ukrainian servicemen (22 seafarers and two security officers), who were detained along with three ships in the incident in the Kerch Strait in November 2018. They are accused of illegal crossing of the Russian border in an organized group.
Kiev considers its citizens prisoners of war and demands to return them to Ukraine. In may, a similar ruling made by the UN international Tribunal on law of the sea. Moscow believes that the issue of sailors not included in the jurisdiction of this court, and insists that the fate of the sailors must decide the investigation and trial in Russia.
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