The fact that the Ukrainian and Russian presidents do not have dialogue is nothing good primarily for Ukraine which has to release the Ukrainian sailors taken captive during the conflict near Kerch Strait, as a political expert Vasyl Vakarov said on air of 112 Ukraine.
“There might be sanctions, and probably, they will be imposed. Their master Volker announced and many other experts talk about a possible tightening of anti-Russian sanctions. I think this is what will happen. But what do we have from that? As a Ukrainian, I ask myself – how anti-Russian sanctions benefit Ukraine? And moreover, this is a conflict, obviously, Russia’s actions should be condemned. Yet, this led to the fact that Ukraine’s President Poroshenko stopped talking to the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The fact that they do not talk too much is nothing good for the countries, and for Ukraine primarily,” Vakarev said.
Besides, he offers the President of Ukraine to meet with Putin in Moscow and “solve all the issues including the one concerning the release of our sailors.
On November 25, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.
21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison.
On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border'during the Kerch Strait incident.