Two Ukrainians detained by Russian border guards in the Sea of Azov have been prosecuted for poaching, the press service of the FSB border guard department in the Krasnodar Territory told Interfax on Wednesday.
“Regarding the citizens of Ukraine from Berdyansk, detained on May 10 for illegal extraction of aquatic biological resources in the Azov Sea, criminal cases have been instituted in part 1 of Article 258.1 and Part 3 of Article 255 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which include, among other things, freedom for up to 5 years, “- said the press officer.
According to the investigation, two fishermen without documents were detained by the Krasnodar border guards when they approached the established wired networks on a motorboat.
“Illegal actions were stopped by the forces of Coast Guard officers who patrolled this area,” the agency interlocutor specified.
Employees of the regional border management extracted from the poaching networks two individuals of the Red Book sturgeon of Russia and more than 30 copies of flounder-kalkan.
Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian fishermen were taken to the port of Yeysk to establish identity, and their vessel was seized.
Source: Maritime News of Russia