The “big seven” adopted a statement on the incident in the Kerch Strait

The “big seven” adopted a statement on the incident in the Kerch Strait

MOSCOW, 30 Nov — RIA Novosti. G7 countries adopted a statement on the incident in the Kerch Strait, called for restraint and prevent further escalation.


The foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA and the EU high representative expressed deep concern about Russia’s actions in the Kerch Strait, “danger heightened tension”.

“We urge restraint, and due respect for international law and prevent any further escalation of the situation”, — said in a statement.

In addition, the Ministers urged Russia to release detained Ukrainian ships and sailors, and to “refrain from obstructing the legitimate passage through the Kerch Strait”.Provocation in the Black sea

On the morning of 25 November, the boats of the Ukrainian Navy “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu” violated the state border of Russia and a few hours maneuvered in a dangerous manner, not responding to the legitimate demands of the Russian authorities.

Russian border guards detained offenders, using weapons. Three Ukrainian sailors were injured. All on Board the detained ships were 24 military, including the SBU, which, according to the FSB, coordinated provocation. All of them were arrested on charges of violating the state border.

Kiev authorities have accused Russia of aggression and imposed martial law in ten areas. This mode provides the possibility of temporary restriction of constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, including the right to participate in elections, to freedom of thought and speech.