Ukraine has announced a new campaign of its warships through the Strait of Kerch
Ukraine is preparing a new passage of its warships through the Strait of Kerch. About it in interview “Bi-bi-si Ukraine”, said Secretary of Council of national security and defence (NSDC) country Oleksandr Turchynov.
“It is fundamentally for us. If we stop and turn away, then Russia will actually perform its task of capturing the Azov sea,” he said.
According to him, Russia, in the case of “derogation” of Ukraine, presenting the world a new Maritime border in the Black sea, it is certain that, in turn, de-facto “legalize the occupation of the Crimea”.
Turchynov pointed out that with the implementation of the new Ukrainian ships pass through the Strait you can’t hesitate. “We invite our partners to participate in this aisle of the Ukrainian black sea ports to Ukrainian ports on the Azov coast,” he said.
We will invite representatives of the OSCE and other international organizations to present on our ships in order to prove to the world that Ukraine and its sailors are not breaking any laws and international rules.Alexander Turchynovskyy of the NSDC of Ukraine
Also the NSDC Secretary called a logical scenario in which “to help Ukraine” in the sea of Azov appears NATO ships. This step, in his opinion, shows that Russia has to reckon with international law.
Newsthe first time Putin has commented on the incident in the Kerch Strait
“While this initiative has not received a response. But I hope that during the next passage of the Ukrainian military ships through the Strait of Kerch at least they will send us their observers,” — said Turchinov.
“When this issue will attract the attention of leading countries, Russia will tuck tail and not risk aggressive act. But if you leave adrift the situation that revolves around the Kerch Strait, if our sailors are not released immediately from captivity, then the civilized world recognizes the fact that Russia has the right to any aggression, any change in the boundaries and not be held accountable!” — he explained.