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Assault on Russia in the Azov Sea – Ukraine's appeal to the Arbitration Tribunal

Posted November 29, 2018

Ukraine's appeal to the United Nations Tribunal due to the assault of Russia in the Azov Sea


On November 27, 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent information on the deed of Russia's aggression in the Kerch Valley to the Arbitration Tribunal, which considers a dispute between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the contrary to the Convention United Nations latest on Sea Law in the Black Sea. I'm notified by the Ministry of Foreign press service.

In particular, the agency drew attention to the long-term prosecution of Ukrainian and overseas shipping ships intended to pass through the Kerch River to the Mariupol, Berdyansk and other ports of the Ukrainian ports.

"According to their actions, Russia closed Afon Kerch effectively for each ship. Ukraine and other coastal states of the Black Sea, including the European Union and Turkey, strongly praised those actions and called on the Russian Federation to ensure freedom to go through the River Kerch, "said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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The office also stressed that such an opposition was only those ships sent to the Ukrainian port. At the same time, the ships that moved to Russian ports in the Azov Sea did not suffer such restrictions.

"Ukraine opposed Russia's actions, and came to the attention of its allies and, in appealing to the Arbitration Tribunal, indicated its intention to appeal against Russian behavior using all available legal means," added the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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