In Crimea welcomed the sailors exchange «Nord»

© RIA Novosti Crimerate of the vessel Nord returned to CrimeaIn Crimea welcomed the sailors exchange «Nord»© RIA Novosti Crimea

The return to Crimea of the crew of the seiner «Nord», illegally detained in Ukraine since March of this year, is a positive development in Russian-Ukrainian relations, told RIA Novosti Vice-speaker of the Crimean Parliament Efim Fix.

Seven members of the crew of the Russian vessel «Nord» on Tuesday, on the border of Crimea and Ukraine were exchanged for the seven Ukrainian sailors, reported press Secretary of the Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova. According to the Ombudsman for human rights in Crimea Lyudmila Lubenau, the exchange was attended by sailors from the two Ukrainian ships, including fishing NMR-0041.

«It’s a positive thing, and it is hoped that some of the leaders of Ukraine begins to Wake up the responsibility for the relationship between Ukraine and the Russian Federation,» said Fix.

According to him, near the hour, when the Kiev authorities are aware of the fallacy of taken a hostile course against Russia and the Crimea in particular.

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, but Kyiv considers them to be Ukrainian 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 owner stated that the ship is detained unlawfully, and the actions of border guards threat to the lives of crew members. Management of FSB of the Crimea opened a criminal case under article 211 of the criminal code «hijacking an aircraft, sea vessel or railway rolling stock».

The Ukrainian fishing vessel yamk-0041 was arrested may 4 by the shores of the 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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