Sands: the U.S. position on the Kerch incident will not affect the fate of the Ukrainian sailors
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the US position on the incident in the Kerch Strait, which was previously announced by the adviser to the American President, John Bolton, will not affect the trial and investigation against the arrested Ukrainian sailors.
The day before Mr Bolton conceded that the meeting of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump will host “until, until you have freed the ships and crews of Ukraine”. He stressed that he sees “in the foreseeable future circumstances” for this.
Mr. Sands noted that “this meeting is equally necessary both to Moscow and Washington.” “Clearly, this position cannot be the basis for disruption of judicial proceedings and the investigation which is conducted against the violators of the state borders of the Russian Federation”, — said the press Secretary of the President of Russia. He added that the Russian side “maintains readiness to conduct bilateral meetings at the highest level and other meetings at various levels” to discuss urgent issues.
25 November, Russian border guards detained in the Kerch Strait three Ukrainian vessel, accusing them of illegal crossing the state border of the Russian Federation. The decision of the court of Simferopol, the entire ships crew of 24 sailors arrested until Jan.
We will remind, presidents of Russia and the USA were supposed to meet at the G20 summit in Argentina in early December, but Mr. trump had to cancel. He said that because of the incident in the Kerch Strait is now “just not the right time for a meeting”.
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