Poroshenko called the detainees in Russia sailors prisoners of war
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with the families of the detained Ukrainian sailors said that Moscow has no right to judge them because they are prisoners of war.
“Not a Russian kangaroo court to judge our guys! They are on the status under the Geneva Convention, prisoners of war are not within the jurisdiction of any court of the Kremlin. Why? There is no truth, no justice, no law,” — quoted Poroshenko in his official Twitter.
We will remind, on November 25, Russian border guards detained in the Kerch Strait Ukrainian ship with 24 crew members. The FSB claims that they crossed temporarily closed the Russian border. In connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait, the Ukrainian authorities imposed martial law 10 regions and banned Russian men from 16 to 60 years of age to enter the territory of the country. Russia has decided not to impose reciprocal restrictions.