Klimkin: Russia promises to allow consuls to visit Ukrainian sailors

Klimkin: Russia promises to allow consuls to visit Ukrainian sailors

Russia has confirmed it will allow consuls to visit the Ukrainian sailors captured in the Kerch Strait, who are now being held in Moscow's Lefortovo Prison.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin wrote this on Twitter.

“Finally! 10 days after the seizure of our vessels, the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation officially announced that the Ukrainian sailors are in Moscow and promised that it will provide access for our consuls to them. We are doing everything so that the consuls can see our guy as soon as possible,” he wrote.

As reported, on November 25, Russian border ships committed the acts of aggression against three Ukrainian ships heading from the port of Odesa to the port of Mariupol. The Russian special forces fired and seized three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait. There were 24 sailors aboard.

The "court" of occupied city Simferopol in Crimea arrested all the captured sailors for two months.

The captured Ukrainians have been taken to Moscow's Lefortovo Prison and three wounded to prison’s medical center.


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