SIMFEROPOL, 3 APR – RIA Novosti. Crew arrested in Ukraine the Crimean fishing vessel “North”, subjected to constant humiliation and abuse by guards and employees of the SBU, said captain Vladimir Gorbenko.
“We have to live with five tons of rotting fish. Constantly breathing polluted air. Only today was made the first export of tank waste, but the contract has not been signed… the state border service said that the Ukrainian government has provided us with everything we need for life, but it is not true”, — the statement says the skipper.
He also said that a few days ago, the SBU has sealed the hold with operating electrical equipment. The crew can make sure the safety of the devices, so the ship, he said. at any time can start a fire.
“Judging by how we are treated, no one will be saved,” wrote Gorbenko.
The captain also said that after the arrest of the “Nord” he and another sailor suffered a hypertensive crisis while in hospital they refused.
“We did injections and gave supporting tablets. No one even bothered to do the tests, a cardiogram. I don’t know if I could survive this nightmare,” said the skipper.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. 18 Mar 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leadership of Crimea and the mayor of Sevastopol signed the Treaty on joining the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia.
Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the Russian President, the question of Crimea “closed permanently”.