Arbitration for the sailors is already formed – the Ministry of foreign Affairs

Арбитраж по морякам уже формируется - МИД

Arbitration under the sailors could drag on for years

In the dispute between Ukraine and Russia on the incident in the Kerch Strait will now be considered two cases.

Ukraine already generates arbitration court, which will hear cases of Ukrainian seafarers in nature and will consider each violation and the action of Russia. This was announced by the Director of the Department of international law Ministry of foreign Affairs Oksana Zolotareva, writes Gromadska on Saturday, may 25.

According to her, in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia on the incident in the Kerch Strait will now be considered two cases: one in Moscow on alleged illegal crossing of the border by the Ukrainian military, the second arbitral Tribunal on the violation of the immunity of the Ukrainian ships in open waters.

“Now we form the arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the law of the sea, which will consist of 5 arbitrators thus together with Russia and then he will move on to consideration of the merits, that is, will be considered separately each violation and each action of the Russian Federation”, – said Zolotarev.

The diplomat added that the international Tribunal has clearly determined that military action on the part of Ukrainians was not, therefore, the jurisdiction of the Tribunal in the larger debate on this episode is.

As reported today, the international Tribunal for the law of the sea ordered Russia to immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships captured from the Kerch Strait in November last year.

Ukraine awaits the imminent implementation by Russia of the decision of the Tribunal. According to the decision, Russia shall report on the implementation of the decision to release Ukrainian sailors and ships until June 25.

In Moscow said that under the UN Convention on the law of the sea dispute resolution procedures applicable to the incident in the Kerch Strait.

President Vladimir Zelensky said that the implementation by Russia of the decision of the Tribunal may be the first signal to end the conflict with Ukraine.

 

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