Ukrainian fishermen detained by Russia in the Azov sea, released along with the vessel

February 15, border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Crimea reported the detention in the Western part of the Azov sea a small vessel with four Ukrainian citizens on Board without documents proving their identity February 15, border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Crimea reported the detention in the Western part of the Azov sea a small vessel with four Ukrainian citizens on Board without documents proving their identity 15 Feb border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Crimea reported the detention in the Western part of the Azov sea a small vessel with four Ukrainian citizens on Board without documents proving their identity
Crimea 24 / YouTube 15 Feb border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Crimea reported the detention in the Western part of the Azov sea a small vessel with four Ukrainian citizens on Board without documents proving their identity
Crimea 24 / YouTube

Ukrainian fishermen detained by employees of FSB of Russia in the Azov sea on February 15, is already released. As reported “Interfax”, about napisal in Facebook the Deputy of the faction “servant of the people” in the Verkhovna Rada, Paul Miller.

“Just received information that the Ukrainian fishermen Sergey Gogh, Alexey Ivanov, Vasily Turkery and Maxim Terekhov, who were detained in the Azov sea on 15 February 2020, released,” he said, adding that Terekhov had contacted his family and said that the fishermen will return home on his ship.

February 15, border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Crimea reported the detention in the Western part of the Azov sea a small vessel with four Ukrainian citizens on Board without documents proving their identity.

the Ministry said that the captain of the ship does not fulfill the requirement about a stop and tried to escape. The ship eventually found more than 290 instances flounder-Kalkan and illegal fishing gear – fixed network. Under this ship and registration documents, including the fishing rights of biological resources, the detainees were not.

16 February, a court in Crimea has arrested for 10 days four Ukrainian citizens for disobedience to a lawful order or demand of the employee of bodies of FSB (part 4 of article 19.3 of the administrative code). On the fact of illegal extraction of water biological resources initiated a case on administrative offence.

the state border service of Ukraine on 17 February reported that explains the circumstances of the seizure of the vessel. The head of Department Sergey Deineko noted that there is no evidence to suggest that the detainees were engaged in illegal fishing.

the border Guards found more than 290 pieces of flounder, and illegal fishing gear – fixed network. Ship and registration documents,including the right of extraction of water bioresources, the detainees were absent.

the Ship and the fishermen were taken to the port of Kerch to the proceedings. All four interrogation admitted the fact of poaching.

the Border guard has distributed a video questioning the Ukrainian captain, who is also the owner of the vessel. According to him, the boat left the village Rainivka Primorsky district of Zaporozhye region of Ukraine. Capiton acknowledged the illegal catch of plaice in the forbidden way, adding that he had physical and psychological effects. The man had not been brought to administrative or criminal liability on the territory of Russia.

In August of last year the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said that Russian intelligence agencies systematically violate international law, detaining of citizens of Ukraine in the sea of Azov, “and then using threats and blackmail” in seeking “false testimony in the alleged illegal catch of fish”.

as an example, SBU resulted in the detention of close to Berdyansk two fishermen in 2018. Despite the fact that during the inspection of their boats has not been discovered any means for fishing and prohibited items, Ukrainians forcibly brought in for questioning in Yeysk and “required to sign false statements about the illegal catch of aquatic biological resources prohibited fishing gear”.