Kyva demands to ensure transportation of bodies of dead sailors to native land from Foreign Ministry


Head of the Socialist Party of Ukraine Illia Kyva demands to ensure transportation of bodies of sailors dead at the Atlantic Harmony ship arrested near the coast of Cabo Verde to the native land from the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Kyva said this on his Facebook page.

"Why should the wives of sailors have to knock on every door to take away the bodies of their husbands? This state of affairs is simply unacceptable! We demand from the Foreign Ministry to immediately intervene and ensure the delivery of bodies of sailors to their hometown of Kherson! We demand the examination of the bodies and the establishment of the causes of their deaths," the politician wrote.

Kyva also said that the Foreign Ministry should reconsider its attitude towards Ukrainians working abroad.

"The situation is humiliating for Ukraine! The state must ensure and monitor the insurance risks for all citizens of the country working abroad. Otherwise, other countries will continue to look at our citizens as they are subhuman," the head of the SPU said.

On May 7, second mate Oleksiy Lukashov died on board the Atlantic Harmony ship, and 13 hours later third engineer Oleksandr Chervony died.

For three days the bodies of the sailors have been on board, and the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has not yet made any decisions on the delivery of their bodies to their homeland. Crewing companies also refuse to help. They claim that they are only intermediaries and cannot do anything.

Kyva expressed his sincere condolences to the relatives of the deceased and promised that he would take control of the Foreign Ministry's actions so that their bodies were delivered to their native city of Kherson as soon as possible.