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Since April, Russia detained 120 EU vessels in Sea of Azov

The European Parliament plans to consider the issue, as the Kremlin exceeds the norms of the international maritime law
18:03, 20 September 2018

Radio Liberty

The European Parliament intends to look into the issue of Russian blockade in the Sea of Azov. Dariusz Rosatti, the co-head of the Parliamentary Committee of the EU-Ukraine Association said this at the briefing in the Ukrainian Parliament, RBC Ukraine wrote

'We are very concerned about the situation in the Sea of Azov, where Russia breaks the common practice, detaining and checking vessels. Russia detains them for two or three days', he said.

Russia has been abusing the norms of the international maritime law, which allow to check the vessels, the official said.

'According to the statistics, 120 vessels that flown the EU flag were detained since April. We will consider this issue in the European Parliament, and we will demand to stop this', Rosatti said.

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