Russian Federal Security Service confirms detention of two fishermen in Azov Sea

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Russia’s Federal Security Service confirmed the detention of a boat with two fishermen without documents in the Sea of Azov, who are allegedly Ukrainian citizens, as the press office of the Federal Security Service border department of Krasnodar Krai informed Interfax news agency on May 12. It was noted that Russian border guards found a small vessel with two fishermen in the Sea of Azov, who, according to Russian law enforcers, were fishing illegally, sturgeon, which is enlisted in the Red Book, in particular. According to the representative of the Federal Security Service, the vessel and the fishermen were taken to the port in Yyesk.

Related: Prosecutor’s Office investigates detention of Ukrainian fishing boat by Russia

The Emergency Service rescuers of Zaporizhia region stopped the search operation.

As it was reported earlier, on May 11 in Berdiansk water area the Emergency Service rescuers started a search operation of two local fishermen, who set sail on a boat in the Sea of Azov more than 24 hours ago and did not come back. According to the rescuers, as to the information received from the local population, two fishermen set sail in the Sea of Azov on Amur boat from the territory of Iskra recreation facility, located on Berdiansk spit, at 5:30 on May 10 and did not come back.


Wife of one of the fishermen, who set sail in the Sea of Azov on May 10 on a motorboat and did not come back, called the duty room of Berdiansk National Police on May 11 at 18:26. The woman informed the police that she received a call from Russia’s Border Guard Service and found out that her husband and his friend are in Yeysk, Krasnodar Krai.

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