The Pechersky district court of Kyiv satisfied the petition of the investigator about the arrest of the vessel Aliot and the prohibition of its use for " violation of the procedure of entering the Crimea ", said on Thursday the press service of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
"currently the ship is taken to sea commercial port of Illichivsk ", - told in Prosecutor's office, RIA " Novosti ".
according to the Ministry, this vessel under the flag of Moldova in July 2014 he stayed illegally closed the port city of Kerch, and in March of the current year came to restore in CJSC " Izmail shipbuilding and ship-repairing enterprise ". It is said that in the criminal investigation process were obtained irrefutable confirmation of the captain of the ship - a citizen of Ukraine, lawlessness under article of the Criminal code " Organization of illegal transportation of persons across the state border, made repeatedly or on preliminary arrangement by group of persons ". This act is punishable by imprisonment for a term of three to five years with confiscation of tools of crime. At that, the Ministry stressed that the General Prosecutor's office is investigating " violations of vessels flying the flags of States and foreign countries passage in closed ports of the Crimea in order to harm the interests of the country ". Remember that Ukraine in the summer of last year decided to close the ports of the Crimea, which to her at the moment is not treated, for international navigation." This decision means that any ship that came into ports of the Peninsula, does so at their own risk, since owners and masters of ships ignored a similar ban, are able to face serious problems (fines or even jail sentences), " - said the Ukrainian State Inspectorate on safety on sea and river transport. In Crimea on March 16 of last year held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. on March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.