© RIA Novosti / Daria Egorovicha of the vessel Nord Vladimir Gorbenko in Kherson. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Daria Egorova
The issue of releasing the detained captain of the Ukrainian vessel «Nord» Vladimir Gorbenko must be resolved through the investigative bodies, said to RIA Novosti, the Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova.
«The question of the release of the captains of our Gorbenko from the ship «Nord» and the Ukrainian captain to his home is a question that must be resolved through investigative agencies it is important procedural decision. If today’s return of the sailors of the ship «Nord» and the Ukrainian crew did not require procedural decisions as they were not involved in any administrative or criminal liability, in respect of captains need a separate procedural decisions in criminal cases,» — said Moskalkova.
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 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.