Aksenov supported the idea of Ukrainian Ombudsman on the exchange of seamen «Nord»

© Photo : State border service Ukrainization in the Ukrainian part of the territorial waters of the Azov sea fishing boat Nord. Archive photoAksenov supported the idea of Ukrainian Ombudsman on the exchange of seamen «Nord»© Photo : State border service of Ukraine

The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov considers acceptable the proposal of the Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova exchange sailors of the Russian vessel «Nord», held in Ukraine, on Ukrainian poachers detained off the coast of Crimea.

Earlier, Denisova suggested the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to consider the possibility of an exchange of seamen from the ship «Nord» members of the crew of the ship «NMR-0041», detained in the Crimea.

«I would support (exchange — ed.). Their Ukrainian sailors do not need them. We see that for them, no one is fighting. Our we need,» — said Aksenov reporters.

He noted that this issue was not within its competence.

«This decision (to exchange – ed.) will not accept I… If I were asked, I — «for», — said Aksenov.

Ukrainian border guards detained on March 25 Crimean ship «Nord» under the flag of Russia in the Azov sea with 10 crew members. All of them are citizens of Russia, while Kiev considers Ukrainian their citizens. Two members of the crew managed to return to the Crimea via Belarus, seven was removed from the flight to Minsk. The ship’s captain is charged with «violation of the order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and departure from it with the purpose of causing harm to the interests of the state», to it threatens till five years of imprisonment.

The Russian foreign Ministry said earlier that Moscow would seek the speedy release of the crew of the captured ship «Nord». The head of the Crimean Department of the FSB Victor Palagin reported that the suspects in the capture of the «Nord» — the crew of the Ukrainian border guards — installed and declared in the international search.

The Ukrainian fishing vessel «NMR-0041» was detained may 4, at the coast of Crimea, it violates the ban on the catch of plaice on the shelf. Against the captain of the ship, the citizen of Ukraine, a criminal case about poaching, he is in prison of Simferopol. On the ship seized.

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