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The transfer of Ukraine detained in the Kerch Strait ships is a small step towards reconciliation between Moscow and Kiev. About it in conversation with “Izvestia” said the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from party “Oppositional platform For life,” Alexander Ponomarev.
However, he noted that one action to remove whatever had accumulated over the years, it is impossible for this to be goodwill on all sides. “The wall of mistrust rebuilt one brick by brick,” — said the MP.
The publication says that the transfer of Ukrainian ships against the backdrop of preparations for the summit “channel four”. According to a member of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev, the meeting of the heads of the four countries in Paris should be filled with content, but not attached to a specific date. “The most important thing — understanding what the summit might lead. Until there is clarity that we are able to move on, talk about dates is not necessary”, — said the Senator.
The source of “Izvestia” in political circles in Kiev announced that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky going to discuss with the participants of the “Normandy summit” further steps to de-escalate the conflict in the Donbass. According to the interlocutor of the edition, he intended to show that he is willing to make reasonable compromises, and really wants to resolve the situation.
The delivery of the three ships of Ukraine is carried out on the basis of Russian-Ukrainian agreements and will end on November 18. The ships currently are towed from Kerch in neutral water for subsequent transmission.
On 15 November it was reported that Moscow has decided to return to Kiev ships before the summit in “Norman format”, scheduled for December 9. The Russian foreign Ministry then said that the transfer of ships is not associated with the upcoming event, and recalled that the proposal to return the equipment to the Ukrainian side have not lost their relevance.
25 Nov 2018 border Department of the FSB of Russia detained in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of the Ukrainian Navy boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu” — in connection with the unlawful crossing of the state border. Along with vehicles were detained 24 Ukrainian servicemen, including two employees of the security Service of Ukraine. They returned to Kiev during the September exchange of detainees.
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