The EU has threatened Russia with “targeted measures” because of the situation in the Azov sea
The EU will take “targeted” measures in light of the situation between Russia and Ukraine in the Azov sea, as the EU leaders do not like the behavior of Moscow, said the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini. Earlier, the Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin met with the Secretary General of the European external action service Helga Schmid expressed concern with the growing military presence of Ukraine in the Azov sea.
The EU is dissatisfied with Russia’s behavior in the Azov sea and intends to apply in the near future “appropriate” measures, said the Supreme representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini.
This is a question that we will continue to work with member countries and EU institutions, including the adoption of appropriate targeted measures in the coming days or weeks. We are sending a clear signal to Russia that the anticipated cessation of the situation in the Azov sea.Federica Mojenoviny the representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy (quoted by FAN)
Three days earlier, state Secretary and Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin met with the Secretary General of the European external action service, Helga Schmid, and discussed growing military presence of Ukraine in the Azov sea, reports of NSN.
The Russian diplomat said that he discussed with the Schmid statements of the Ukrainian authorities on the Azov sea, in particular, the intention of Kiev to establish a military base in Berdyansk. According to the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry, the Ukrainian side “artificially inflates the militarization of the sea.”
“Agreed on this occasion to exchange information and statistics, in order to expose those forces in Kiev who are trying to artificially create in the sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait new international problem,” — said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.
The day before it became known that Ukraine has detained 15 vessels that were entering the Crimea, the ships were blocked in the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol.
“Some of them were arrested, in another part of the ongoing relevant courts”, — reported in state frontier service of Ukraine.
It was also noted that the entire field of view of the guards is about 940 ships. In the message of the gpsu was not specified exactly which vessels were detained and how many of them go under the flag of Russia.
After that, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during a press conference in Singapore called the detention Ukraine Russian ships in Azov sea is absolutely illegal.
According to him, according to the current agreements between the two countries, the fishermen can earn one in any part of the sea of Azov. The only limitation is that you cannot enter the territorial waters of another country.