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Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: Body of third Ukrainian sailor found at Sea of Azov

July 20, 2013, 20:07 UTC+3

The rescue operation continues

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KIEV, July 20 (Itar-Tass) - The body of the third Ukrainian sailor from the boat, which turned over after the collision with Russia’s coastguard boat, has been found at the Sea of Azov, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevgeny Perebeinos said on Saturday.

The rescue operation continues. “The search for another sailor continues,” the diplomat said.

He noted that the bodies of other dead Ukrainians would be transported home. “The bodies of two Ukrainian dead sailors have been identified. Today their bodies will be transported to Ukraine,” he added.

Two Ukrainian fishermen died and another two people went missing on July 17 when the Ukrainian small vessel run foal of the Russian coast-guard boat at the Sea of Azov near the Russian settlement of Vorontsovka. The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service said, “The vessels collided in the area of Dolzanskaya spit while chasing and manoeuvring. The fishing vessel overturned.”

One of the fishermen (a Ukrainian citizen) has been rescued. The bodies of another two fishermen have been found in the morning. The search for missing fishermen continues, the Border Guard Service reported.

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