The European Union hardly managed to impose punishment is relatively Russia After the incident in the Kerch Strait. About it writes the Ukrainian magazine "European Pravda" citing sources.
according to the publication, initially in the EU had hoped that the Russian authorities to release Ukrainian sailors. Against any punishment made Germany, it was supported by France and Italy and certain other countries.
then, when the package of punishments is still being discussed, the proposed action was blocked by Finland, because the black list was the Deputy head of the Border service Gennady Medvedev involved in the dialogue on the border issues between Russia and Finland.
Once it was replaced, punishment was blocked by the Italy - not because of specific people, and for reasons of principle. So, the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte said that the government aims to remove Russia from the punishment of the EU. According to interlocutors " European truth ", the Italian veto helped lift Lithuania. This Vilnius had to agree to take five Syrian families who have arrived in Italy.
Despite Ukraine's attempts to introduce more stringent Restrictive measures, in the end, the European Union has imposed personal penalties only Against eight citizens of Russia. Kiev had to accept the decision.
in November the past year, 3 of the Ukrainian military ship violated the Russian border, entered into at the time closed the waters of the territorial sea. Then they moved from the Black sea to Kerch Strait.
The ships ignored the legitimate demands of the Russian authorities and was caught. Vs 22 2 Ukrainian sailors and 2 employees of the SBU opened a case under the criminal code illegal crossing of the state border. For reviews of V. V. Putin, with the help of this provocation, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was planning to raise its own chart yesterday elections.
in March because of the conflict in the Kerch Strait, the European Union imposed penalties Against eight Russian officers. Restrictive measures are also applied to USA, Canada and Australia. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation promised that it would respond to punishment because of the conflict in the Kerch Strait.