Thursday, January 3, 2019

EQUALED WITH SOVIET UNION, RUSSIA BECAME NOTHING MORE THAN A CURSED STATE: All Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia declare themselves as prisoners of war

No Ukrainian prisoner ever(since Crimea) have failed to declare himself as prisoner of war(either regular soldiers or just sailors) for the sake of his nation so far. Putin didn't profit from any of his terrorist actions against nation who became determined to take destiny in their own hands. Some went even as far as Mr. Oleg Sentsov One thing is clear, Russia is clearly seen as an genocidal enemy state to other Slavs and Putin a failed terrorist tyrant on domestic(20 million Russians cope with extreme poverty in Russia) and global levels.


All 24 Ukrainian sailors detained by Russian border guards on Nov. 25 as a result of the Kerch incident deem themselves to be prisoners of war, a sailor’s lawyer Nikolai Polozov said.

“As of 27.12.2018, all 24 Ukrainian sailors have told the investigators that they are prisoners of war. Two injured sailors, Andriy Eider and Andriy Artemenko, said so today,” Polozov wrote on Facebook on Dec. 27.


Lawyer Mykola Polozov stated that all Ukrainian sailors captured near the Kerch Strait by Russia  said that they are prisoners of war.

“As of 12/27/2018 all 24 Ukrainian sailors stated to the investigation that they are prisoners of war,” wrote Polozov on his Facebook page.

According to him, the injured sailors Andriy Eider and Andriy Artemenko declared their status as prisoners of war to the investigation on Thursday.

On the morning of November 25, Ukraine informed the Russian port of its intention to transfer three ships through the Kerch Strait, as required by the Agreement on the joint use of the Azov Sea and Kerch Strait. However, at around 8:00 a.m., Russian ships carried out acts of provocation against the Ukrainian vessels, even ramming into the Yany Kapu tugboat.

Russia later accused the Ukrainian ships of illegally entering its territorial waters, claiming that they were “maneuvering dangerously” and “not complying with the legitimate demands of the Russian authorities”. Russia also physically blocked the Kerch Strait with a transport ship. The Ukrainian ships decided to return to Odessa, but they were chased and subsequently attacked by the Russian military. The Berdiansk and Nikopol boats were hit, and two crew members were wounded. All three of the ships were seized by Russia.

On November 28, the Kremlin-controlled court of Simferopol placed the Ukrainian sailors under 2 months of arrest – until January 25, 2019.

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