The European Court of Human Rights obliged Russia to immediately provide information on the seizure of Ukrainian sailors, their place of detention, medical aid and legal grounds for their detention. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
"In response to a statement by the Ukrainian government to protect the rights of sailors captured by the Russian Federation in the Kerch Strait, in accordance with Rule 54 of the regulation, the European Court of Human Rights ordered the Russian Federation to provide information: seizure of sailors and legal grounds for their detention; injuries; medical care provided. This information should be provided by the Government of the Russian Federation until Monday, December 3", - the statement said.
As previously reported, on November 25, Ukrainian Berdiansk and Nikopol small armored artillery boats and Yany Kapu tugboat carried out a planned transfer from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol. They were intercepted by four border ships of the Russian Federation near the Kerch Strait, although, according to the Ukrainian Navy, the Russian party was informed about the transfer of the ship crew in advance. In the evening, the ship crew of the Navy of the AFU moved to the exit from the strait. Russian ships began pursuing, then opened fire and seized the Ukrainian ships. According to the Ministry of Defence, six Ukrainian sailors were injured, 24 servicemen were captured. On November 27-28, occupation court of the Crimea arrested all Ukrainian sailors for two months.