Ukraine is promoting in the UN General Assembly a new draft resolution on the threat of the militarization of the annexed Crimea
Ukraine will deliver to the international community on the issue of strengthening sanctions against Russia for its actions in the Black and Azov seas.
Ukraine will hold at the headquarters of the UN meeting, during which details will inform the international community about the challenges and threats that Russia creates in the Black and Azov seas.
The event will be held on Wednesday, December 5, UKRINFORM reports with reference to the speaker of the permanent mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleg Nikolenko.
“On Wednesday the delegation of Ukraine will conduct for States members of the United Nations briefing on the security situation in the Black and Azov seas in the light of recent aggressive actions by Russia in the Kerch Strait,” he said.
Nikolenko noted that at the meeting chaired by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Elena zerkal we will focus on the practical steps needed to release captured Ukrainian sailors and ships of the Ukrainian Navy to ensure freedom of navigation in the Black and Azov seas and to restore security in the region.
“Of course, we will put the international community on the issue of strengthening sanctions against Russia as long as the only effective mechanism to curb the insatiable appetites of the Kremlin”, – said the Ukrainian diplomat.
He also reminded that Ukraine is promoting in the UN General Assembly a new draft resolution on the threat of Russian militarization of the occupied Crimea.
We will remind, on November 25 near the Kerch bridge, the Russian special forces seized three Ukrainian ships. As a result, were wounded six Ukrainian soldiers.
The foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that Russia started the war against Ukraine in international waters.
Russia calls Ukraine’s actions in the Kerch Strait “provocative”. The Russian foreign Ministry handed a protest note to the chargé d’affaires of Ukraine.
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