Saturday, 19 September

Russia handed over Viktor Novytsky, captain of a fishing vessel “YAMK-0041”, released by the Russian court. This was reported by the Presidential Administration.

Russia handed over the captain of the fishing vessel “YMK-0041” Viktor Novytsky to the authorized representative on the rights of residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ismail Khalikov.

FSB officers of the Russian Federation  arrested Viktor Novytsky on May 4, 2018, on the grounds of illegal extraction of biological resources. A criminal case was initiated against him under the part 3, Article 256 of the Criminal Code, “Illegal extraction of aquatic biological resources (fishing), committed by a person using the official position”. About six months he was detained in the Simferopol detention facility.

On November 1, 2018,  preventive measure for Viktor Novytsky were changed to a house arrest in a rented Simferopol apartment.

On June 14, a court decided to remove all restrictions on his movement.

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