Simferopol court detains 12 Ukrainian sailors in border violation case
MOSCOW, November 27 (RAPSI) – The Kiev Court of Simferopol has ordered detention of 12 Ukrainian sailors until January 25 as part of a case on illegal crossing Russian borders, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
On Sunday, Russian border guard officers had to engage a weapon to stop unwarranted maneuvers of three Ukrainian ships in Russia’s territorial waters in the area of Kerch Strait. The ships were seized while 24 crew members were arrested. Three sailors were wounded. According to the Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova, their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The court is expected to order a measure of restraint for 12 other arrested sailors on Wednesday.