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Ukrainian sailors accused by Moscow

MOSCOW – The Russian Public Prosecutor’s office has charges filed against 24 crew members of the Ukrainian ships by the Russian navy were boarded in the Straits of Kerch. The sailors are accused of illegal crossing of the border, reported the Russian news agency TASS on Monday on the basis of their lawyer Nikolay Polosov.

The men gave on the Russian tv that they are wrong – under pressure, says Ukraine.

He has no direct contact with his clients since they have been transferred from the Russian-annexed peninsula of Crimea to Moscow. The mariners remain at least two months in remand. Rather, they gave a kind of admission of guilt on the Russian tv, according to Ukraine under pressure.

The Ukrainian president Petro Porosjenko, demanding that Moscow stop legally unambiguous should substantiate. Kiev will do everything to continue to do that to a rapid return of the Ukrainians who are stuck to achieve, let Porosjenko on Twitter know.

A week ago there were three Ukrainian ships funded by the Russian coast guard. Kiev called the state of siege. The incident led to international outrage.

The Ukrainian accusations that Russia plans would have a landcorridor to form between the Crimea and the pro-Russian separatists-controlled Eastern Ukraine is absurd, as was the Kremlin Monday to know. Some Ukrainian politicians had suggested that the action is a prelude for a broader Russian invasion. “It is an absurd ruling,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. “It is a new attempt to tension to create.”

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