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Ukrainian President asks Putin to return equipment from Ukrainian ships

Christian Fernsby |
During a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted the importance of the fact that Russia returned to Ukraine the ships that were captured in Kerch Strait last year.


At the same time, in a statement published on Facebook, Zelensky said that it is necessary to return all equipment and documentation that were taken from the ships.

The Kremlin's press service confirmed the conversation between the two presidents.

Boats Berdyansk, Nikopol, as well as the Yana Kapu tug were returned to Ukraine a year after the incident in the Black Sea.

Then three Ukrainian ships, as well as members of their crews, were detained by the Russian Federal Security Service.

As it was reported earlier, Ukraine received boats without some of the equipment.

There were no weapons, ammunition, computers, and radio navigation equipment.

Nikolai Polozov, the lawyer of captured Ukrainian sailors, explained that all these items are material evidence on a criminal case.

According to him, the final decision on the seized equipment should be made by the court.

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