The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to protect the navy sailors captured by Russia. Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko stated this at a government meeting, - Ukrinform reports.
"We have appealed on behalf of the government to the European Court of Human Rights with the requirement to apply the 39th rule – an immediate decision to release the illegally captured Ukrainian citizens", – Petrenko said.
According to him, the Ukrainian party insists that our sailors are prisoners of war and all guarantees of protection defined by the Geneva Conventions should apply to them.
As reported, border ships of the Russian Federation committed aggressive actions against three Ukrainian ships that made a planned transition from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol of the Sea of Azov. After that, Russian special forces captured the previously fired Ukrainian Berdiansk and Nikopol small armored artillery boats and Yany Kapu tugboat with 24 sailors. It was also reported about six wounded, but First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko informed on November 27 informed that, according to update, four detainees were wounded, one of them is in critical condition.