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The crew of the tanker Neyma, which the security Service of Ukraine detained in the port of Izmail is safe and goes home. About the Agency RIA Novosti said the company Altomar Shipping, which owns the vessel.
Also, according to the Agency, the Russian sailors had not had a contract with the Union. “The Union does not work, the collective agreement of the ship not covered”, — said the Russian trade Union of sailors.
That the SBU detained a Russian tanker, was known before July 25. On the official website of the Department of social networking, it is reported that the ship is detained for having allegedly participated in the arrest of the Ukrainian sailors in 2018.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has warned Kyiv about the consequences of such a step. The Ministry said that if the Ukrainian government seized the ship in order to “set material” for the subsequent exchange of prisoners, he should know that such a move will not help to negotiate.
Currently in Russia under investigation are 24 Ukrainian servicemen (22 seafarers and two security personnel) who were detained and arrested, 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 the detainees 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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