The Supreme Court of Crimea completed the consideration of all 20 appeals for the arrest of Ukrainian sailors who violated the Russian border in the Kerch Strait, rejecting lawyers’ requests for release from arrest, a spokesman for the court told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the Supreme Court of Crimea received 20 appeals against the decision of the Kiev court of Simferopol to arrest Ukrainian sailors. The complaints of the sailors of Varimez, Bezpalchenko, Budzylo, Oprysko, Tsybizov, Vlasyuk, Popov, Mokryak, Kostyshyn, Golovash, Shevchenko, Lisovoy, Zinchenko, Dracha, Chuliby were not satisfied by the court. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court considered the last five appeals filed.
“The Supreme Court today considered five appeals of protection against the Ukrainian seamen of Bezyazychny, Nebylitsa, Semidotsky, Melnychuk, Gritsenko. The decision of the court of first instance on the choice of a measure of restraint – arrest – was upheld, the terms of detention of the accused were clarified, it was reduced by one day, until January 24, 2019, due to a technical error of the court of first instance, ”the court said.
There were no lawyers appeals against four more seamen, the court said.
Decisions on the election of a preventive measure to Ukrainian sailors for a period of two months were taken by the Kiev District Court of Simferopol and the Kerch City Court on November 27 and 28.
One of the defenders of the suspects, lawyer Nikolai Polozov, wrote on his Facebook page that “complaints of four prisoners of war of sailors were not filed by the lawyers for the purpose of appointment”.
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