Admiral Igor Voronchenko, commander of the Ukrainian navy, told Bild that he was ready to go to a Russian prison if Russia freed the sailors detained in the Kerch Strait.
As Voronchenko noted, "it breaks the heart" when he sees his soldiers, who are illegally detained in Russia.
On December 4, the Office of the Office of the Attorney General of Ukraine placed eight wanted members of the border guard service of the FSB with the charge of involvement in the bombing and in the holding of Ukrainian ships. Earlier in Ukraine, criminal proceedings were initiated against Russian border guards and military action personnel in the Kerch Strait.
On November 25, Russian border guards arrested the Ukrainian boats Nikopol and Berdyansk, as well as the tugboat Yana Kapu. According to the FSB, they violated the borders of Russia, the Ukrainian side claims to have warned the maneuvers. The arrested ships were sent to Kerch. In addition, Russian border guards arrested 24 Ukrainian sailors. The court in Crimea arrested them for two months and were later transferred to a preprocessual detention center in Moscow.
After the accident in Ukraine, the martial law was imposed until December 26th.