Sailors from three ships of the Ukrainian Navy, seized in November last year in the Kerch Strait, will be outpatient psychological and psychiatric examination. This was announced by the lawyer Nikolai Polozov on his page on Facebook on Thursday, March 14.
To date, the examination is to be made for 21 of the 24 citizens of Ukraine. Next week will decide on the remaining three.
According to Polozova, on Thursday held investigative actions in respect of the three sailors: Bogdan Golovashov, Andrew Oprysko and Vladimir Lisovoy.
The investigation was presented to the Ukrainian military and their attorneys with the regulations on the appointment of outpatient psychological and psychiatric examination. The defence filed objections, citing the third Geneva Convention. "This examination is not required by the Convention and violates the rights of prisoners of war, exposing them to the degrading treatment of prisoners of war," – said Polozov.
We will remind, on November 25, 2018 Russian special forces had seized two Ukrainian boats of Berdyansk and Dnipropetrovsk and tug Iof the Kapu us on the approach to Kerch Strait. 24 Ukrainian sailors were arrested on charges of "illegal crossing of border of the Russian Federation". Captured sailors told investigators that they are prisoners of war.
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