The foreign Ministry responded to the appeal of Ukraine to the international Tribunal
The Ukrainian government used the incident in the Kerch Strait in the internal political order, according to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
first head Petro Poroshenko said that he ordered the Ukrainian foreign Ministry to appeal to the international court on Maritime law with a request to take enforcement measures regarding the capital of Russia for the release of sailors captured for the illegal termination of the Russian border.
The decision of the Ukrainian authorities, the foreign Ministry called faith. The Ministry stressed that Ukraine appealed to the international court, despite the opportunity for consultation. Russian employees of the foreign Ministry reminded that Moscow remained open to contacts in the bilateral format on issues related to the incident in the Kerch Strait.
In the foreign Ministry noted that international judicial proceedings may not prevent a criminal investigation in Russia.
It is noted that Moscow proceeds from the fact that the international court of the law of the sea does not have jurisdiction to review " Kerch conflict."
The Russian foreign Ministry staff cannot see " requested by the Kiev measures of immediate necessity ".
"The fact that Ukraine for nearly five months was in no hurry to appeal to the court, also reflects a lack of urgency ", - reported in circulation.
the Ministry also assured that the rights of the Ukrainian seamen are strictly observed.
in November 3 ships of the Ukrainian naval forces violated the border of Russia. The ships maneuvered in a dangerous manner and ignored the legitimate demands of the Russian border guards. Coastal security, the FSB detained the Ships, the cabin of which there were 22 Ukrainian seafarers and two employees of the SBU. Against them criminal case under the criminal code.
leader Vladimir Putin called the incident in the Kerch Strait provocation of Kiev taken in order to raise the chart Petro Poroshenko at the early elections.