Members of the European Parliament will consider the situation in the Sea of Azov at the plenary session of the European Parliament on October 23. Journalist Rikard Jozwiak reported this on Twitter on October 4.
‘the European Parliament plenary is set to debate the situation in the Sea of #Azov on 23 Oct. Not clear at this stage whether there will be a resolution voted on as well. #Ukraine #Russia #Crimea,’ he said.
It should be noted that the Russian activity in the Sea of Azov increased over the last three months. Russians do not allow the trade vessels heading to and emerging from the Ukrainian ports to freely pass through the Kerch Strait. In this regard, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commissioned the Minister of Defense, the Chief of the General Staff and the Commandment of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to take measures to stop Russian provocations in relation to blocking the entry of vessels into Ukrainian ports on the Azov Sea. The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine developed a set of measures in response to Russia's actions. The set of measures includes the limit of passenger traffic with Russia.
Ukraine also advocates the imposition of sanctions against Russian Black Sea ports due to the blockade of the Sea of Azov.