Later it was reported that the crew of the NEYMA tanker, detained in the port of Izmail, was safe and sent home.
The representative of the shipowner Altomar Shipping informed RIA Novosti on the situation.
With a request to find out the circumstances of the detention of the Russian tanker in the port of Izmail and the fate of the sailors, Tatyana Moskalkova, the Russian Ombudsperson, appealed to Lyudmila Denisova, the Ukrainian counterpart.
For her part, Denisova promised to look into the situation, the message from the Russian Ombudsperson says.
Meanwhile, the Head of the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine, Olena Gitlyanskaya, promised soon to report details related to the Russian tanker.
On November 25, 2018, near the Kerch Strait, Russian border guards rammed a Ukrainian tugboat, “Yany Kapu,” which was transported with boats “Nikopol” and “Berdyansk” from Odesa to Mariupol. After that Russians opened fire to kill. As a result of the shelling, three Ukrainian seamen were injured. 24 Ukrainians were captured and arrested (the last time the Lefortovskiy District Court of Moscow extended the term of the arrest until the end of July 2019). All sailors said they considered themselves prisoners of war. On July 17, the Moscow court extended their arrest until October 24.