The Ombudsman of Crimea has called on Kiev to go to the exchange, the captain of the ship «Nord»

© RIA Novosti / Daria Egorovicha of the vessel Nord Vladimir Gorbenko. Archival photoThe Ombudsman of Crimea has called on Kiev to go to the exchange, the captain of the ship «Nord»© RIA Novosti / Daria Egorova

The Commissioner for human rights in Crimea Lyudmila Lubina, said RIA Novosti that Kiev authorities offered not to delay the process with the exchange of detained in Ukraine Crimean captain of the seiner «Nord» Vladimir Gorbenko.

Lubina said that offers to exchange Gorbenko on the captain detained for poaching off the coast of Crimea Ukrainian vessel yamk-0041 Victor Nowicki.

«Exchange is possible, because it is not the criminals, not the criminals, it is hardworking that it’s wandered, maybe not learned, do not know and so on. But the problem is that the procedural status of one and the other captain is a bit different. The case of captain Gorbenko submitted to the court, which is required to render some kind of verdict. We don’t know what the punishment is. The ball is on the Ukrainian side. Case and Novitsky is under investigation,» said Lubina.

She stressed that the exchange of captains would be a fair and humane step.

«We, commissioners for human rights, seek to close his eyes, maybe even to dismiss the case, in order to be able to simply exchange these people, as we did with the crew of «Nord». It would be properly, humanely and fairly, kindly. Expected that the court in Ukraine to quickly decide. Russia is always open and ready to take his people, that they are reunited with their families,» said the Ombudsman.

Previously, there was an exchange of seven members of the crew of the Russian vessel «Nord» seven Ukrainian sailors on the border of Crimea and Ukraine. According to Lubenau, the exchange was attended by sailors from the two Ukrainian ships, including fishing NMR-0041. The captain of the ship of the Crimean Vladimir Gorbenko remains in Ukraine.

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 was in the detention center of Simferopol. On the ship seized.

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».

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