Ukraine’s MFA prepared memorandum on Russian violation of maritime law for UN tribunal

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine is to appeal to the UN tribunal under the Law of the Sea Convention next Monday
12:47, 16 February 2018

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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”.

Related: Prosecution spotted 665 vessels illegally entering Crimean ports

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.

Related: Construction of Kerch Strait bridge impedes Ukraine’s connection with foreign markets, - Yovanovitch

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