Ukraine’s behavior in a situation with detention of the Russian tanker NEYMA in the Odessa region is a good precedent for the peaceful resolution of disputes. This was announced by the U.S. Embassy in Kiev on his Twitter account.
“The way Ukraine has behaved in yesterday’s incident with the tanker, says that the new government intends to protect the interests of the country not only firmly, but humanely and in accordance with international norms”, — is spoken in the message.
Earlier on 26 July, the captain NEYMA Ilya Tabaska said that the incident occurred at about 8 am. The tanker arrived employees of law enforcement bodies of Ukraine, they conducted a search and seized documents. According to him, investigative actions were not agreed with the Russian Consul in spite of the fact that the ship under the Russian flag is a Russian territory.
The security service of Ukraine (SBU) has detained a Russian tanker NEYMA July 25 in the port city of Izmail, Odessa region. According to authorities, the ship was detained for blocking the Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait in November last year. After questioning the entire crew of the tanker were released, the sailors have already arrived in Russia.
In Russia under investigation are 24 Ukrainian servicemen (22 sailor and the two SBU officers), who were detained and arrested, along with three ships in the incident in the Kerch Strait in November 2018. They are accused of illegal crossing of the Russian border in an organized group.
Video, photo All from Russia.