International court on Maritime law requires Russia to release the Ukrainian military vessels and seamen, caught in the Kerch Strait for the violation of the Russian border, announced the head of the Tribunal Pak Jin Hyung.
before the Russian side has informed the international court on Maritime law about the fact that will not participate in the hearing, because this court has no jurisdiction to consider the claim of Ukraine in connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait.
the story is about 2 small armored artillery boats "Berdyansk" and "Nikopol" and Harbor tugs "Yana Kapu" and 24 soldiers, he said during the public announcement of the decision on the claim put forward by the Ukraine, in Hamburg.
before the ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered the Ukrainian foreign Ministry to appeal to the international court on Maritime law with a request for enforcement measures to the Russian Federation for the liberation of Ukrainian ships and sailors, arrested for illegal crossing of the Russian border. The first public hearing was commenced on may 10 in Hamburg.
3 ships of naval forces of Ukraine on 25 November the past year, violated the border of Russia, walked in at the time closed the waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and moved from the Black sea to Kerch Strait. They maneuvered in a dangerous manner and did not obey the legitimate demands of the Russian authorities. Ships with 22 sailors and 2 employees of SBU was caught. Relative to the arrested criminal case under the criminal code illegal crossing of the state border. The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin called the incident a provocation that was associated with low ratings of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the early elections, which eventually won the Vladimir Zelensky.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96, 77% came to the polls in the Republic of Crimea and 95, 6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Ukraine considers the Crimea her, but at the time occupied territory. The leadership of Russia many times stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the President of the Russian Federation, the Crimea issue " is closed permanently."