Of the Russian Federation said about the aggravation of the situation in the Azov sea

РФ заявила о нагнетании обстановки в Азовском море

Moscow is concerned about the situation in the Azov sea

Ukrainian authorities statements about the militarization of deliberately fomenting tensions in the region, according to the foreign Ministry.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia concerned about the escalation from the Ukraine situation in the region of the Azov sea. On Thursday, November 22, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports Interfax.

“In turn, we can not disturb that veil of information noise about some kind of militarization of the sea of Azov, the Ukrainian authorities deliberately stir up tensions in the region,” she said.

According to Zakharova, from Kiev there are proposals for a certain line of demarcation in the Azov sea, the involvement in the region’s potential NATO. “Such behaviour of Kiev can not but affect the situation in the region and we apply preventive measures to ensure safety”, – said Zakharov.

She stressed that the essence of the Russian position is that Russia is committed to the provisions of the agreement with Ukraine on cooperation in using the Azov sea and the Kerch Strait of December 4, 2003. “Under this agreement, Russian border guards have the right to inspect the court in the sea of Azov and Kerch Strait on a number of grounds in accordance with current legislation”, – she added.

“Such inspections are conducted on a nondiscriminatory basis, in addition to ships under the flag of Ukraine and third countries are checked the court and under the flag of Russia”, – said Zakharov.

“It is worth noting that the simple ships in the Kerch Strait in front of the passage in the Ukrainian ports are not linked to border control. In another case in the special order of navigation in the Kerch channel,” – said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry, noting that it is not associated with the construction of the Kerch bridge.

“From the EU we have at different levels discussed the situation in the Azov sea. Would like to emphasize that we are talking about a professional exchange of estimates supported by actual documents and statistical data, and not on the unilateral report of the European Union to us of certain unclear signals as it tried to present MS Mogherini,” – said Zakharov.

As reported, on 19 November, the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini said that the EU discussed the “targeted measures” on the situation in the Azov sea.

Previously Zakharov said that the theme of the sea of Azov is the next propaganda card, which is played by the West.


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