Views of the Strait of Kerch.
MOSCOW, 5 Dec – the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine requires an urgent consultation at the “Budapest format” (Russia, Ukraine, UK, USA) after the incident in the Black sea.
Three ships of the Navy of Ukraine “Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yana Kapu” — November 25, violated the border of Russia, included in the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and moved from the Black sea to Kerch Strait. They maneuvered in a dangerous manner, did not obey the lawful demands of the Russian authorities. The Ukrainian ship with 24 sailors were detained. After the incident concerning them criminal case on illegal crossing of the state border.
“The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine of 27 November 2018, on the basis of paragraph six of the Memorandum addressed to the signatory countries of the Budapest Memorandum demanding an urgent consultation with a view to ensuring full compliance with the obligations”, – stated in the message.