Poland didn't allow Russian sailboat with Crimean cadets into its waters

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision was taken personally by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
21:09, 14 April 2019


Poland refused to allow the Russian sailboat Sedov with the cadets from occupied Kerch on board into its territorial waters. It is reported by the Polish Press Agency.

“The Prime Minister’s decision is negative. We believe that the admission of a sailboat to Poland’s territorial waters would contradict the policy of respecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine and not recognizing the annexation of Crimea,” said Ewa Suwara, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

It is noted that students of Kerch State Marine Technological University were on board of the sailboat.

The Polish Foreign Ministry recalled the demand for Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors captured in November 2018.

Earlier, the Russian training ship Sedov did not receive permission to enter the territorial waters of Estonia due to the presence of Kerch cadets on board.

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As we reported, Poland demanded from Russia to return the debris of Tu-154M, which crashed not far from Smolensk on April 10, 2010, as Polskie Radio reported citing Foreign Ministry.

“The debris of Tu-154M, which crashed not far from Smolensk, is the property of the Republic of Poland. Poland waits for their return as soon as possible,” the message said.

It is reported that the statement of Polish Foreign Ministry is the response to the statements of the spokesperson of Russia’s Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, according to her, the wreckages of the plane “cannot be returned to Poland in the future, as the criminal proceeding held by the Investigative Committee of Russia on Smolensk tragedy is not over.”

Zakharova added that the debris of the plane is the material proof in this case and it means that its return to Poland is impossible.

Poland stated that it perceived the position of the Russian Federation with surprise.

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