The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine is going on may 22 to apply to the international Maritime Tribunal a Memorandum against Russia in connection with the detention of three ships at the entrance to Kerch Strait at the end of 2018. About the plans of the Ministry said Deputy Minister Yevgeny Yenin in interview to TV channel “Ukraine is 24”.
As noted by the diplomat, Kiev intends to demand from Moscow for moral and material compensation for the Ukrainian sailors.
“Of course, we researched the best international practices, including the practice of the European court of human rights, and we are certainly at the highest level will demand compensation for the damage to our sailors,” – he said and assured that the foreign Ministry of Ukraine is working on cases against Russia in full, and no process is suspended.
25 November 2018, the Navy court of Ukraine “Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yana Kapu” entered the territorial waters of Russia. They didn’t react to requirements of frontier guards to stop, making it a dangerous maneuver. The Russian side opened fire on the military vessels of the Ukrainian Navy, approached the Kerch Strait. The ships were detained. November 18, 2019 of the court was transferred to Ukraine.