The Ukrainian Security Service and the Military Attorney’s Office detained a Russian tanker NEYMA which blocked Ukrainian warships in the Kerch Strait. This is reported by the Security Service of Ukraine.
According to Ukrainian border guards, the tanker NIKA SPIRIT, which was identified as a well-known tanker NEYMA, came to the port of Izmail under the Russian flag. The investigation found that the Russian owners of the tanker changed its name to NIKA SPIRIT.
At present, investigative officers of the SSU, military prosecutors and border guards in a detained tanker completed the investigative actions authorized by the Ukrainian court – a search to establish the actual circumstances of the case, seizure of documents from the vessel, records of radio talks during the conflict, on-board registers. Additionally, the crew members were questioned and seized, the documents needed to establish the truth are in the proceedings.
The detained vessel is physical proof, therefore, a petition to the court is being prepared for its arrest.