Russians detain Ukrainian boat in Azov Sea off Crimea coast

15:50, 15 February 2020
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Russians claim that the crew had no IDs on them, according to Hromadske International.

"The captain of the boat did not fulfill legitimate requirements of the coast guard to halt, and tried to escape," reads the Russian statement.

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The report says a fishing net and 300 Black Sea turbot fish were found on board.

The crew had no fishing permits at hand that the Russian occupation authorities required.

The vessel has been taken to the Russian-controlled port of Kerch in the occupied Crimea.

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