Ukrainian sailors satisfied with medical aid in detention - ombudsman
MOSCOW, January 23 (RAPSI) – Three Ukrainian sailors charged with illegal crossing of Russian borders are satisfied with medical support delivered to them in a detention center, according to a statement published on the Russian ombudsman’s website.
They feel good, the statement reads.
According to the press release, Moscow’s ombudsman Tatiana Potyayeva earlier visited three sailors, who had received injuries during arrest, in the detention center Matrosskaya Tishina. She mentioned that health condition of three detainees became noticeably better, one of them is still receiving needed treatment and recovery procedures. The rights commissioner is also going to visit other sailors held in another detention center.
On November 25, Russian border guard officers had to engage a weapon to stop unwarranted maneuvers of three Ukrainian ships in Russia’s territorial waters in the area of Kerch Strait. The ships were seized while 24 crew members were arrested. Three sailors were wounded.
Simferopol and Kerch courts ruled the sailors be detained. On November 30, all of them were transferred to Moscow.
Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova said in December that the sailors’ rights were not violated. Their rights to a procedure and confinement conditions as well as rights to medical care are observed as required by international and Russian laws, Moskalkova told journalists.