SIMFEROPOL, 5 APR – RIA Novosti. Kherson city court released before the main hearing of the captain, arrested by Ukrainian border guards Crimean fishing vessel “Nord” Vladimir Gorbenko, told RIA Novosti representing the interests of crew lawyer Dmitry Shcherbina.
Kherson city court on Thursday postponed the election of a preventive measure Gorbenko on Friday. By words a press-the Secretary of Prosecutor’s office of Crimea (structure of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine) Tatyana Tihonchik, this occurred for technical reasons. In turn, the lawyer stated that the detention of the captain was Thursday night.
“The court released before the main hearing. Tomorrow will hear the measure at 13.30,” — said Shcherbina.
Ukrainian border guards March 25 detained a fishing boat “Nord” under the flag of Russia in the Azov sea with 10 crew members. All of them are citizens of Russia. The owner stated that the ship is detained unlawfully, and the actions of border guards threat to the lives of crew members. Management of FSB of the Crimea opened a criminal case under article 211 of the criminal code “hijacking an aircraft, sea vessel or railway rolling stock”. Ukrainian court on March 30 arrested the vessel “Nord”.
Gorbenko on Wednesday was taken to the SBU in the Kherson for election of a measure of restraint. He was charged with “violating the procedure of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and departure from it with the purpose of causing harm to the interests of the state.” To the captain threatens till five years of imprisonment. The rest of the crew remained in the Ukrainian port of Berdyansk, to leave the ship they are forbidden.