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Russia extends custody for Ukrainian sailors

The POW's relatives, Ukrainian and EU diplomats came to support the sailors.

Russia extends custody for Ukrainian sailors
Photo: Hromadske

On 17 April, Moscow's Lefortovo District Court upheld investigators' motion and decided to keep all 24 Ukrainian sailors in custody for another three months, until 24 July.

The detainees were split into six groups of four.

Relatives from Ukraine and diplomats from Ukraine and Western countries arrived to support the Ukrainian POWs.

Russia attacked three Ukrainian vessels off the Kerch Strait and captured 24 Ukrainian sailors on 25 November 2018.

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