Kiev has appealed to IMO because of the situation in Azov

Киев обратился в IMO из-за ситуации в Азове

34 member countries of the IMO supported the position of Ukraine

The Ukrainian side has condemned the numerous instances of discriminatory inspections of vessels in Ukrainian ports.

Ukraine protested to the Committee on safety at sea International Maritime organization (International Maritime Organization, IMO) in relation to the Russian attack on the Ukrainian military boats. According to the Ukrainian Embassy in the UK on Monday, 3 December, the 34 member countries of the IMO supported the position of Ukraine.

“The Ukrainian delegation in the Committee on safety at sea International Maritime organization expressed its categorical protest to the Russian Federation in connection with the armed attack and captured three Ukrainian military boats and their crews,” – said in the message

In particular, the Ukrainian side has condemned the numerous instances of discriminatory inspections of vessels in Ukrainian ports, which is a violation of the UN Convention on the law of the sea and bilateral Ukrainian-Russian agreements.

“To support the position of Ukraine expressed the delegations of the 34 member countries of the IMO, including Australia, Britain, Canada, Georgia, Germany, France and the USA, which supported the demands of the Ukrainian side and condemn another act of armed aggression of Russia against Ukraine”, – said at the Embassy.

Previously the foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that the security of navigation of Ukraine, essential elements of the international presence and international monitoring in the Black and Azov seas and Kerch Strait.

 

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