Special envoy of the US state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker.
MOSCOW, 5 Dec — the Statement of US special envoy in Ukraine, Kurt Volker, far from helping resolve the situation in Ukraine, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the statement Volcker to impose new sanctions if Russia withdraws Ukrainian sailors detained for violation of border of the Russian Federation.
“Kurt Volker is the man who should, as recorded in his mandate, in its documents, to engage, as we understand, help resolve the situation in Ukraine. It is a direct file. One gets the feeling that his mandate says that it needs to deal with the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine and the region as a whole. All his statements, interviews, articles so do not meet the diplomatic practice, is so far from the mission which was officially announced — namely, the settlement of the situation in Ukraine, that simply amazed”, Zakharova said at a briefing on Wednesday.
Three ships of naval forces of Ukraine “Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yana Kapu” on 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 arrested, three Ukrainian military were wounded, hospitalized and receive medical care, their life is not in danger. After the incident concerning them criminal case on illegal crossing of the state border.