Klimkin explained how to “confront” Russia in the Azov sea

Klimkin explained how to “confront” Russia in the Azov sea

MOSCOW, 4 September — RIA Novosti. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin told about the measures to be taken by Kiev in response to the “provocation” of Moscow to the sea of Azov. He stated this in the program “Svoboda words” on ICTV channel.


“We knew that Russia will begin a controlled escalation and begin to raise rates. And our actions must not only focus on politics, just for security, just for legal matters. Work only the combination of all”, — said the Minister.

According to him, we are talking about legal measures, antilanding operations, communication with partners and further development of presence in the sea of Azov.

The situation in the Azov sea

The situation of navigation in the Azov sea escalates with the beginning of the year. In March Ukraine detained the Russian trawler “Nord”, placing him against captain Vladimir Gorbenko charges of illegal visits to the Crimea “for the purpose of causing harm to the public interest”. In August in the port of Kherson detained the tanker “Mekhanik Pogodin”.

Moscow found the actions of the Kiev “sea terrorism”, the Russian authorities responded by increasing border inspections in his part of the Azov sea. Then the Ukrainian border guards said that the Russians “have begun a strict policy of detention and inspection of ships”.