The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that about 250 Ukrainian sailors were arrested in Greece and Italy, and the vast majority of them, for the transportation of illegal migrants. This was stated at a briefing by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Zayats, reports UNIAN.
“In Greece, as of June this year, there are 151 Ukrainian sailors, among them, 108 are convicted, 98 of them for the transportation of illegal migrants.
Approximately the same situation is observed in Italy, where about 100 citizens of Ukraine are detained for transportation of illegal migrants,” said the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He added that Ukraine and Greece intend to conclude a bilateral agreement so that those Ukrainian sailors who were released conditionally or ahead of time in Greece could be allowed to return to Ukraine.