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Ukraine after the incident in the Kerch Strait will seek a diplomatic solution to the situation, however, reserves the right to be protected. On Monday, November 26, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, reports “Gordon”.
“Russia for its actions confirmed the futility of bilateral agreements concerning the Kerch Strait and the Azov sea. We understand that Russia did not and does not intend to follow them,” — said the Minister.
Klimkin said that on November 26 will be an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council. According to him, Ukraine will seek a peaceful settlement of the dispute, as provided for in article 33 of the Charter of the organization (“duty of the parties to the dispute”, which obliges parties to the dispute, attempt to resolve it through negotiations), but, of course, reserves the possibility of applying the right to self-defense as defined by article 51 of the UN Charter (“the Right to individual or collective self-defence”).
The Minister also considers it very important that the “whole civilized world” had adopted measures against Russia.”
“I want to emphasize that, in accordance with international law the status of captured crews should be dealt with in accordance with the Geneva Convention [on the protection of civilian persons in time of war of 1949. Therefore, our sailors are prisoners of war”, — quotes the words of head the Ministry of foreign Affairs “Ukrainian truth”.
Sunday, November 25, patrol the border Department of the FSB detained in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine — boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu”. Ukrainian military entered the territorial waters of the Crimea, has not responded to the requirement to stop and began to do dangerous maneuvers. The FSB called the incident a provocation. Criminal case about violation of the state border.
The command of the Ukrainian Navy declared that ships going from Odessa to Mariupol legally. Kiev called the detention of the ships “an act of military aggression” and announced the imposition of martial law in the country.
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