The mother of the captain of the ship «Nord» asked the Ukrainian authorities to release his son home

© RIA Novosti / Daria Egorovicha of the vessel Nord Vladimir Gorbenko. Archival photoThe mother of the captain of the ship «Nord» asked the Ukrainian authorities to release his son home© RIA Novosti / Daria Egorova

The mother of the captain of the Crimean seiner «Nord» Vladimir Gorbenko held in Ukraine, Yevhen Horbenko urged the Ukrainian authorities to release his son home in the Crimea.

Seven members of the crew of the Russian vessel «Nord» on Tuesday, on the border of Crimea and Ukraine were exchanged for seven Ukrainian sailors. 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. The captain of the Crimean ship remains in Ukraine.

A video message from mother of the captain was recorded in the presence of the Crimean and Federal journalists.

«I ask you from mother’s heart, soften your heart. We have the same blood, we cannot be split. I believe you will hear me, and my son will be home. What he is suffering? He didn’t deserve that, he’s a hard worker, a hereditary sailor. I beg you, return of the son», — said Gorbenko. According to her, the house of Vladimir Gorbenko waiting for three children. The elder son is 19 years old, youngest daughter is 3 years. The mother of the captain is sure that the business around her son’s politicized, and hopes for his speedy return home.

Ukrainian border guards detained March 25, «North» under the flag of Russia in the Azov sea with 10 crew members. Two managed to return to the Crimea via Belarus. The captain is accused of committing criminal offences under articles «Illegal fish, animal or other water extracting trade» and «violation of the procedure 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.» 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.