The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine applied to the countries-partners asking them to pressure on Russia so that they implement the decision of the UN Maritime Tribunal. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin wrote this on Twitter.
“Today, we have sent applies to all the ministers of foreign affairs of countries of our friends and partners asking them to force Russia to fulfill the decision of the International Tribunal in Hamburg,” Klimkin stated.
Earlier, the International Maritime Tribunal demanded from Russia to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and ships and ensure their return to Ukraine on May 25. Ukraine is counting on Russia’s speedy implementation of the decision.
On November 25, 2018, Russian border guards seized the Ukrainian Yana Kapu raid tug and small armored artillery boats Berdyansk and Nikopol of the Naval Forces of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait area, using weapons.
As a result of the incident, 24 Ukrainian sailors were detained and arrested. They were transported from Crimea to the Moscow Lefortovo detention facility. In addition, three Ukrainian sailors wounded during the shelling by the Russians were transferred to the Prison Hospital.