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Panama to punish its ships for visiting annexed Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine had its first political consultations with Panama within the last eight years
09:24, 6 August 2020

Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevhen Yenin
RBC-Ukraine

Panama’s Foreign Ministry will monitor the situation with the entry of ships under the Panamanian flag into the ports of the Russia-occupied Crimea. This was announced by Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevhen Yenin.

Ukraine had its first political consultations with Panama within the last eight years. As a result, three important decisions were reached. The Panamanian side was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Federico Alfaro Boyd.

The parties agreed to intensify economic cooperation, in particular, in the field of shipbuilding, air transportation, hydropower, etc.

Related: Russia needs Crimea for presence in Black Sea, Donbas – to keep Crimea, - official

It was also decided to strengthen the partnership between the countries within international organizations, including the United Nations.

Another agreement concerned the illegal entry of Panamanian ships into the ports of Crimea that is currently annexed by Russia.

"The Foreign Ministry of Panama will take control of the situation regarding entry into the closed ports of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by ships under the Panamanian flag - violators will face severe sanctions," Yenin said.

As we reported earlier, in Sevastopol, officers of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) detained a Russian Black Sea Fleet serviceman for providing Ukrainian intelligence with state secret information.

Related: Ukraine to pass evidence of Russia's capture of ships in Black Sea to UN International Tribunal

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