In the case of the sailors will have another arbitration – foreign Ministry

По делу моряков будет еще один арбитраж - МИД

The case of the immunity of the Ukrainian sailors will consider a separate arbitration, which could take years.

The case of the immunity of Ukrainian seafarers and ships and their crews seized by Russia, will be considered a separate arbitration. On Saturday, may 25, said Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European integration Elena zerkal.

“In fact the matter will not be considered in this court. There will be a separate arbitration in accordance with Annex 7 to the Convention. It will take years. But basically what we got today is the issue of liberation of our seamen, it is a question of liberation of our ships, and that the Tribunal has recognized that they have jurisdiction, that the Tribunal found that the warning of the Russian Federation concerning military activity does not apply and that there is urgency to ensure this decision,” she said.

According to her, for months Russia had to report to the Tribunal. “As we are, on how they have complied with the order of the court,” – said zerkal.

Responding to a question about possible measures in case Russia withdraws sailors, the mirror said, “There are sanctions. Is the international community, which can apply pressure to countries not complying with the judgment of the Tribunal”.

She stressed that the implementation of the decision “more than necessary” because the Tribunal’s decision “even more clear than we had hoped.”

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.


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