Ukraine calls on the West to respond to Russia’s actions in the Kerch Strait

Украина призывает Запад отреагировать на действия РФ в Керченском проливе

The situation in the Kerch Strait

Permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba believes that we need a clear diplomatic, sanctions, and actions in the security sphere with partners in Ukraine.

Russia provokes Ukraine to the sea war, said the permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba, reports UKRINFORM.

“Russia is trying to oust Ukraine from the Azov sea. Recent events show that Russia provokes Ukraine in search of sea war. This is a new front of Russian aggression against Ukraine. The situation is clear for us and for our international partners. The speaking time of deep concern passed. Ukraine will do its work”, – said the diplomat.

Kuleba also noted that we need a clear diplomatic, sanctions, and actions in the security sphere with partners in Ukraine to demotivate Russia to continue escalating.

Member of the European Parliament Rebecca harms also draws the attention of European politicians to the dangerous escalation in the Azov sea.

Blockade of #KerchStrait Now physically. Have a look on the pictures showing recent escalation @FedericaMog @HeikoMaas @LinkeviciusL @margotwallstrom @SpecRepUkraine #AzovSea https://t.co/a4TMMT4Ces

— Rebecca Harms (@RebHarms) 25 Nov 2018

“The blockade of the Strait of Kerch. Now physical. Look at the photo that reflect the latest escalation”, – wrote the MP in his Twitter, extending the image blocked the Russian cargo ship Kerch Strait.

In his message, the harms addressed to the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini, the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas linkevičius to the Minister of foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström special representative of the US state Department Kurt Walker.

On the other harms described the escalation in the sea of Azov “serious”.

We will remind, on Sunday morning, November 25, in the Ukrainian Navy said that the boundary ships of Russia committed aggressive actions against three Ukrainian warships during their passage from port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol of the Azov sea.

The Russian boundary ship “the don” made a battering RAM RAID a Ukrainian tugboat, which damaged the main engine of the ship, the trim and railing, the lost raft.

The Navy stressed that the intention to make the transition in advance have informed in accordance with international standards to ensure the safety of navigation.

In turn, the Federal security service of Russia accused the Ukrainian side in “dangerous maneuvers” during the approach to the “closed water area of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation”.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that the actions of Russian border guards in the Black and Azov seas “crossed the line and become aggressive.”
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