The captain of the Nord vessel, Vladimir Gorbenko, had no restrictions on movement both on the territory of Ukraine and abroad, said his lawyer, Maxim Mogilnitsky.
The captain of the ship "Nord" Vladimir Gorbenko has the right to leave the territory of Ukraine. About this January 31 in Facebook wrote his lawyer Maxim Mogilnitsky.
According to defender Gorbenko, his client had no restrictions on movement both on the territory of Ukraine and abroad.
"The preventive measure against Gorbenko was not applied. And the validity of the one that was in the form of fulfilling the obligations ended on June 6 last year. Prosecutors failed to justify its extension," Mogilnitsky wrote.
At the same time, the lawyer noted that the captain of the Nord vessel could hardly have left the territory of Ukraine.
“The only obstacle that prevented him from returning to the family are the flags put up by the SBU at the border. In other words, they simply wouldn’t let him out of Ukraine. Just as other crew members hadn’t released before,” added the defender.
About the loss of Gorbenko, who is suspected of illegal fishing and violation of the procedure for entering the temporarily occupied territory and leaving it, Mogilnitsky said 28 January.
Another lawyer Gorbenko, Alexander Rudenko, filed a statement about the disappearance of the defendant in the Security Service of Ukraine, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the police. Militiamen opened production because of his disappearance.
Ukrainian border guards detained fishing vessel "Nord" from Kerch on March 25 2018 15 miles from the Spit in the Sea of Azov. Trawler escorted to Berdyansk, Zaporozhye region. Onboard there were 10 crew members. On March 30, the spokesperson for the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Larisa Sargan, informed that court sanctioned the arrest of "Nord". Members the crew was fined.
On April 6, the court arrested Gorbenko on suspicion of violating the procedure for entering and leaving the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. Later, the captain "Nord" put forward a new suspicion – in the illegal occupation of fish, animal or other aquatic mining. On April 11, the Kherson court dismissed Gorbenko under a personal obligation with a ban on visiting the Crimea. October 4th its the case was sent to court. Gorbenko continued to be in Ukraine.
On April 19, two members of the “Nord” crew left Ukraine, showing the documents issued to them at the Russian consulate in Kharkov. On October 30, the press service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Tatyana Moskalkova, said that seven sailors from the "Nord" exchanged on seven Ukrainian sailors of the vessel YaMK-0041, detained by the Russian Federation in annexed to the Russian Federation Crimea.
The court four times postponed consideration of the case Gorbenko, the last time – January 10, 2019