Russia puts Ukraine border guards detained Nord vessel on international wanted list
Russia has put Ukrainian border guards who detained the Russian-flagged, Crimean-registered fishing vessel Nord in the Sea of Azov on March 25 on an international wanted list.
"Of course, they are in Ukraine, but as soon as they cross the border, we will imprison them for acting the way Somali pirates do," Head of the "FSB branch in Crimea" Viktor Palagin said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 25, Ukrainian border guards detained a fishing vessel called the Nord in the Sea of Azov that flew a Russian flag. The Prosecutor's office of Crimea opened a criminal case because the vessel came from annexed city of Kerch, a port officially closed by the Ukrainian government.
In response, the Department of the FSB of Russia in Crimea opened a criminal case against employees of the State Border Service of Ukraine that detained the ship. Ukrainian border guards have called it "the pressure on the State Border Service of Ukraine." On May 3, the State Border Service of Ukraine reported that "the Russians began a policy of detention and inspection of ships" through the Kerch Strait.