The members of the crew of the Russian tanker NEYMA, detained by the Security Service in the port of Izmail of the Odesa region, landed at the Moscow Domodedovo airport. It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.
Russian sailors returned home on a flight from the capital of Moldova – Chisinau. The ship remains in Izmail.
Earlier, the SBU stated that the ship’s crew did not violate the norms of the Law of the Sea and the laws of Ukraine, therefore, no grounds were found for the detention of Russian sailors.
On July 25, the Security Service of Ukraine together with the Military Prosecutor’s Office detained a Russian tanker NEYMA, which blocked Ukrainian warships in the Kerch Strait. This tanker went under the flag to the port of Ishmael under the new name NIKA SPIRIT. At the moment, a detained tanker has completed a search to determine the actual circumstances of the case, the removal of documents from the vessel, records of radio talks during the conflict, on-board magazines. Also, the crew members were questioned and the documents necessary to establish the truth in the proceedings were seized. The detained vessel is a real proof, therefore, a petition to the court is being prepared for his arrest.