Moscow suggests to exchange eight crew members of "North" for five seamen from the Ukrainian vessel YaMK-0041 detained in May the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova Tatyana Moskalkova with seamen of the vessel "North" in Kiev has said. Photo: Pyotr Sivkov/TASS Russia is ready to exchange crew of "North" for the Ukrainian seamen. It was said by the Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova. According to her, there are no obstacles for crossing of border by the Ukrainian citizens from the Ukrainian vessel. Moskalkova has explained that these people were connected as witnesses to criminal case about illegal fishing, have given evidences and as witnesses have executed the function. The Crimean vessel "North" have detained in the Sea of Azov at the end of March. Onboard there were ten crew members. Two seamen have managed to return to the Crimea through Belarus, the State Border Service has refused to let out other crew members according to the Russian documents as Kiev considers them the citizens of Ukraine living in the Crimea. The captain of the vessel Vladimir Gorbenko was accused of "violation of an order of entrance on temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine", threatens him up to five years of imprisonment. The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova in June I have met the detained Russians and I have appealed to the Ukrainian leaders about release of seamen. It hasn't turned out. Now she suggests to exchange eight crew members of "North" for five seamen from the Ukrainian vessel YaMK-0041 detained in May. Moskalkova has sent the corresponding request to the Ukrainian colleague Lyudmila Denisova. Such exchange is possible, but a lot of things depend on Kiev, the leading expert of the Center of the political analysis Mikhail Zakharov:mikhail Zakharov the leading expert of the Center of the political analysis "Considers it is not the so basic moment, as in the case of Sentsov. Here it is about workers not of really large business whom, by and large, both countries would be ready to exchange. In a case with the Kiev authorities it is difficult to predict something, they very strange behave even if the agreement is reached, at any time it all the same can break as was from Moskalkova who was let to our imprisoned in spite of the fact that absolute agreements that she will be let have been reached". Criminal case concerning the captain of a seiner "North" can bring the Ukrainian investigation to trial Kherson in September of this year, TASS with reference to the representative of shipowner reports — the Kerch fish farm of a name on May 1. The captain is at relatives in the Zaporizhia region now. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine claims that Russia has detained more than 150 foreign vessels going in the Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov. Actually Russian frontier guards after examination release practically all vessels, and such checks just after detention of the Crimean seiner "North" have begun. Earlier the minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Vladimir Omelyan as a countermeasure suggested to enter blockade of the Black Sea ports of Russia. However, there is an opinion according to which
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