Consul of Ukraine went to Yeysk to demand the release of the sailors
Consul of Ukraine left in Yeysk to clarify the circumstances of the detention of two Ukrainian fishermen and demanding their release.
“The border service of the city of Yeysk (Russia) refused to provide information about a possible stay there missing in the Azov sea Ukrainian citizens, the Consul went to the scene to ascertain the causes and circumstances of the detention and immediately release them,” — said in comments to the Ukrainian Agency UNN Deputy Director of the Department of consular service of the MFA of Ukraine — head of the consular activities of Vasily Kirilich.
We will remind, relations of Russia and Ukraine erupted into a new conflict threatening confrontation in the Azov and Black seas. His escalation was provoked by the detention of Russian border guards off the coast of Crimea, the Ukrainian fishing vessel yamk-0041.
The incident was preceded by a tightening of security measures in the Kerch Strait, including the inspection of ships to the port of Mariupol. The Ukrainian side continues to hold the crew of the Russian vessel “Nord”, detained in the Azov sea. In Ukraine, talking about a possible naval blockade by Russia and ways of its overcoming.