Avant Garde captain detained in SL under unreasoned charges: Ukrainian Foreign Minister

Hennadiy Havrylov, the Ukrainian captain of the Avant Garde vessel was detained in Sri Lanka under unreasoned charges, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba alleged.

“I welcome the return of Hennadiy Havrylov, the captain of the Avant Garde vessel who was kept in Sri Lanka since 2016 under unreasoned charges. The diplomats were nearby, fighting for his release. In late May, the court acquitted him. He is in Odesa now,” the Foreign Minister stated.

122 Ukraine reports that this allegation came after the captain’s recent arrival in Ukraine. Havrylov was held in detention in Sri Lanka since 2016.