Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says that the memorandum of Ukraine on Russian violation of the maritime law has been prepared and will be submitted to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Monday.
“The first memorandum has gone, or rather, will go on Monday. Holding in my hands our Memorandum under the Law of the Sea Convention on Russian violation of our rights in the Black, Above seas and the Kerch Strait,” Klimkin wrote on Twitter.
He also thanked his team for “cool job”.
Ukraine initiated the dispute on Russia’s violation of the UN Law of the Sea Convention in September 2016 due to the annexation of Crimea.
In January 2018, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration Olena Zerkal said that Ukraine intended to file the memorandum within a claim to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea regarding Russia's violation of the Convention on Feb. 19
"On February 19, we will submit our memorandum, in which we accuse Russia of usurping our rights, Ukraine's rights as a coastal sea state, in which we indicate all the violations connected with the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, the Kerch Strait, the construction of the Kerch bridge," she said on Jan. 22.