Kiev will not succeed: the expert said whether Ukraine will be able to return the detained sailors
Ukrainian expert, Deputy head of the councils of lawyers in the Odessa region Andrei Kostin assessed the chances of Kiev to rescue sailors who were detained for violating the state border of the Russian Federation.
Recall that at the end of November this year, the Ukrainian Navy ships (“Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yana Kapu”) were detained by the border service of the FSB and the black sea fleet for unauthorized entry into the territorial waters of Russia.
Andrei Kostin in an interview with journalists of the Ukrainian “Seventh channel” expressed the opinion that at the moment Kiev is not able to independently resolve the issue of the return of detained sailors. According to him, Ukraine has too little weight in the international arena, in this regard, it constantly has to seek help from the “world heavyweights”.
“In this particular situation, without the help of the US and European negotiators, the issue of the release of seafarers may be delayed,” Andrei Kostin said.
The interlocutor of journalists also noted that the return of Ukrainian sailors is a political issue that needs to be addressed at the diplomatic level.
Earlier, “political Russia” cited the opinion of the Romanian military expert Valentin Vasilescu, who shared his thoughts about the future of the detained Ukrainian sailors. In his opinion, at home they can repeat the fate of Nadezhda Savchenko, who in a short period of time turned from a national hero into an enemy of the state.