Moscow, Russian Federation — The Lefortovo court has started a hearing on the case of 24 Ukrainian naval servicemen who
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The servicemen say they are prisoners of war and refuse to provide any information other than their name and military title.
The prosecution asked for a private meeting, stressing that sensitive information would
On November 25, 2018, Ukrainian military vessels and other ships planned to sail from the port of Odessa to Mariupol. During their course, a Russian border patrol ship intercepted and rammed a Ukrainian tugboat. When attempting to leave the Kerch Strait, Russian border guards fired upon and captured several Ukrainian ships.
On January 16, the Lefortovo Court of Moscow extended their detention to April 26, 2019.