Ukraine collects evidence of Russian military aggression in Azov Sea

18:50, 4 December 2018

The International Court will consider the attack on Ukrainian sailors as the episode of the aggressive war that Russia wages against Ukraine. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko added that the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies already prepared a presentation of collected evidence, which confirms the fact of military aggression of the Russian Navy against the Ukrainian ships.

As is known, three Ukrainian ships were on their way from Odesa to Mariupol to join the newly created Ukrainian naval base in the Sea of Azov. Russian naval vessels and aviation opened fire and wounded three Ukrainian servicemen. The ships and their crews were captured.

Currently, 24 Ukrainian sailors face charges with ‘illegal border crossing’, as they stay in detention centers in Moscow. Soon after this act of Russian aggression, the martial law was imposed in ten regions of Ukraine.