The Russian investigation claims that the Ukrainian sailors at the Kerch Strait did not notify Russia of their intention to cross the border, lawyer Nikolay Polozov said.
The investigation of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation accuses the Ukrainian seamen of having “intended” the illegal crossing of the Russian state border as part of an organized group, lawyer Nikolay Polozov told Facebook on November 29.
“Well, the version of the investigation of the FSB, which lies at the basis of the criminal case against Ukrainian sailors' prisoners of war, has become known,” wrote Polozov.
He literally quoted the case file.
"… is accused of acting in an organized group with other citizens of Ukraine … (all names are listed) … following on the ships Nikopol, Berdyansk and Yana Kapu belonging to the Ukrainian Navy At approximately 6:00 on November 25, 2018, intending to illegally cross the state border of the Russian Federation, they took off from the drift with average geographical coordinates of 44 degrees 50 minutes north and 36 degrees 36.6 minutes east and, following different moves and courses, headed towards the state border with the aim of entering the Kerch Strait. At 7.01 am on November 25, 2018, without having the permission to cross the state border established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, without notifying the border authorities of the intention to cross the border and without transmitting data on the vessel’s position the stop, put forward by officials of the FSB of Russia FSB in the Republic of Crimea, acting jointly and in concert, making dangerous maneuvers that endanger navigation, illegally crossed the state the border of the Russian Federation in the area with average geographical coordinates of 44 degrees 52.7 minutes north latitude and 36 degrees 31.3 minutes east longitude, after which the ships "Nikopol", "Berdyansk" and "Yana Kapu" with the persons listed above were Forcibly stopped by officers of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea, "quoted Polozov.
Polozov said that he would defend one of the Ukrainian navy sailors captured on November 25 in the Kerch Strait by Russian border guards – captain 2nd rank of 34-year-old Denis Gritsenko from the Berdyansk armored boat, who is a native of Crimea.
On November 25, the Russian Federation fired and captured in the Black Sea boats of the Ukrainian Navy "Berdyansk" and "Nikopol", as well as the tug "Yana Kapu", which were going to pass through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov. Of the 24 captured Ukrainians, three were injured.
The FSB opened a criminal case against the Ukrainian military under Part 3 of Art. 322 (illegal crossing of the state border) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. On November 27 and 28, the “courts” in Kerch and Simferopol decided to detain all Ukrainian sailors.
The military prosecutor's office of the southern region of Ukraine reported the suspicion of eight Russian servicemen involved in the seizure of Ukrainian ships, they are charged with the articles of the Criminal Code "planning, preparation, unleashing and waging an aggressive war" and "attempted murder."