The foreign Ministry of Ukraine demanded the release of detained off the coast of the Crimea, the ship and its crew
KIEV. /TASS/. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed their protest and demanded the release of detained by Russian border guards, the Ukrainian fishing vessel off the coast of the Crimea, as well as members of his crew. On Friday reported the press service of the foreign Ministry.
“Ukraine expresses its categorical protest against the illegal detention of the Russian Federation of Ukrainian fishing vessel “NMR-0041″ and its crew near the Crimean coast, — stated in the message. — Ukraine demands immediate release of the fishing vessel and its crew”.
In a press-service of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry accused Russia of violating the UN Convention on the law of the sea and customary international law.
Earlier on 4 may, the press service of border Department of the FSB in Crimea reported the detention of Russian border guards in the Black sea off the West coast of the Crimea ship “NMR-0041”, with a note in Ochakovo the Nikolaev area of Ukraine on suspicion of illegal fishing. On Board were five crew members — citizens of Ukraine. The ship along with the crew escorted to the Republic of Crimea. Net for catching fish seized.
In turn the press-Secretary of the State border service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan said that the Ukrainian vessel was not authorized to be near the Crimea. According to him, communication with the crew yet.
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has sent a note to the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation to clarify the circumstances of the detention of a ship off the coast of Crimea.