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  • Defence Ministries of Ukraine and Great Britain met with families of captured Ukrainian sailors
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 21 December 2018 14:33

    Minister of Defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson met with the families of Ukrainian servicemen illegally detained by the Russian Federation in the Kerch Strait.

    "I would like to express my gratitude to the families of the sailors for the courage and endurance of your relatives. There is no doubt that we bring the sailors back home, but the process is very difficult," Stepan Poltorak stressed.

    According to the Secretary of State for Defence, every country understands and does not remain indifferent to what is happening.

    "In Great Britain, even in my family, we are constantly discussing the current situation. It is important to ensure that justice prevails. I am here to discuss what we can do together," Gavin Williamson stressed and placed a special emphasis on the need to ensure access of international organizations to sailors, because seizure is violation of all international norms.

    During the meeting, the parties discussed pressing issues with the families of sailors.