The state Department demanded to release the detained Ukrainian sailors
WASHINGTON, 5 Dec — RIA Novosti. A senior official of the US state Department said that Russia expected the pain and the consequences if she will not let the Ukrainian sailors, detained in connection with the provocation of Kiev in the Kerch Strait.
“We want the Russians perceived the message that they need to release the crew, or there will be consequences, and the pain will only get worse with time. I think that is our permanent message to the Russians in all areas regarding the different forms of aggressive behavior (of Russia — ed.) and it (the message — ed.) will be no exception,” said the official.
Transcript of the official press service of the state Department. The name of the representative office is not specified, but one of the fragments of speech he calls himself a co-chair of the Commission, the USA and Ukraine on strategic partnership. It is known that on the American side, this Commission is chaired by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, and the Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
He also reiterated the U.S. position regarding the incident in the Kerch Strait. According to him, this “act of aggression” and “a clear military escalation and a violation of international law and freedom of navigation.”