Ukrainian sailors, who were in Russian captivity near the Kerch Strait, did not receive gunshot wounds.
This statement was made by the chief of investigative management of FSB of the Russian Federation Mikhail Shishov at a briefing on Saturday, reports “Ukrainian truth”.
“The damage received from the destroyed hull plating of the ship, the bullet wounds they have”, he said.
In addition, Shishov said that the detained sailors could not be considered prisoners of war, because Russia and Ukraine are not at war.
He also said that the right to one phone call after arrest, have used only 10 of the 24 detained Ukrainian sailors. The rest, according to him, that refused.
In addition, the head of the investigative Department of the FSB reported that one detainee used the right to translation and interpretation into the Ukrainian language.
Shishov also said that the FSB asked the resident of Donetsk region, which he identified one of the detained sailors SBU that he was tortured.
“We were approached by a resident of the Donetsk region. He identified one of the detainees of SBU as the person who tortured him in Berdyansk with serious injuries”, – he said.
At the same time, first Deputy head of the Department of coast guard of the Border service of FSB of Russia Alexei Volsky said that the Ukrainian boat was caused only minimal damage.
According to him, the commander of the Russian ship “was able to perform artillery firing in such a way that the use of 30-mm six-barreled installation caused minimal damage to the Ukrainian boat and the health of crew members”.
“The commander was tasked to prevent harm to the crew and to minimize damage to the boat. And he was in the dark with all the complexities of the situation managed with this task to cope”, – said Volsky.
“Even those wounds, which he received, unfortunately, the Ukrainian seamen of the boats, insignificant“, – he said.
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Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.