Oleg Melnychuk exercised their right to a translator from Russian

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The commander of the Harbor tugs Yana mouthpiece, captured by the Russians, Sergeant Oleg Melnychuk-controlled Russia, the court exercised its right to have an interpreter with foreign language, said his lawyer Eden Smedlyaev.

About this human rights activist said on the air of 112 Ukraine.

“He (Melnychuk – ed.) used the right to an interpreter, stated that he is not fully aware, and he was given a translator from Russian into Ukrainian and from Ukrainian to Russian. He also stated that he does not plead guilty, he considers himself is not implicated in this case and ready to defend his innocence in any place, including in the courts,” said Smedlyaev.


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We will remind that on November 25 the Russian boundary ship “don” rammed Ukrainian RAID tug at the time when he along with two small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol”, observing noma international law followed from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol of the Azov sea. Was captured by the 24 Ukrainian seafarers.