06 December 2018, 13:24

Lawyer told about the health condition of the Ukrainian sailors wounded near the Kerch Strait. They have fragmental wounds, two of them were put in plaster


Three Ukrainian sailors, captured by Russia near the Kerch Strait, had fragmental wounds, and two of them were put in plaster. The corresponding information was provided by lawyer Yevgenia Zakrevskaya, referring to a member of the Public Observation Commission of Moscow for monitoring the observance of the rights of citizens in places of deprivation of liberty Pavel Pyatnitsky, Hromadske reports.

Zakrevska reminded that three Ukrainians are in the hospital of the Moscow Sailing Prison “Matrosskaya Tishina”.


“They get IVs and bandages made. The administration of the detention center provided winter clothes and shoes, clean bedding. The wounded are satisfied with the quality of food, there are no claims against the medical staff of the sanitary unit of the facility or to the inspectors of the Federal Penitentiary Service Department of Moscow,” she said.


SBU counterintelligence officer Vasily Soroka is in solitary confinement. The second prisoner Andriy Eider – with two neighbors in the cell, who allegedly help him go for a walk. Eider was given a walking stick. The third wounded Ukrainian, Andriy Artemenko, is also in a cell with two neighbors. He has a shrapnel arm wound and the whites of his eyes are damaged.


“Immediately after admission, all three were examined by a therapist, surgeon, neuropathologist and infectious diseases specialist. They had an ECG made, as well as ultrasound, and analyzes were taken, and on December 3, Artemenko was additionally examined by an ophthalmologist. The condition of all three patients is assessed by the head doctor of the hospital as stable and satisfactory,” Zakrevskaya quotes Pyatnitsky.

Earlier, the US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiation Kurt Volker said that Russia must release the Ukrainian sailors on the eve of Christmas and the New Year. Otherwise, the United States will consider strengthening and imposing new sanctions. Volker further noted that the Ukrainians were unreasonably attacked in open waters and arrested.