International court on Maritime law requires Russia to release Ukrainian sailors and ships detained in the Kerch Strait. About it declared the head of the Tribunal Pak Jin Hyung.
The decision States that the court does not consider it necessary to demand from Russia to stop criminal prosecution of seafarers and to refrain from the institution of new proceedings.
The decision of the Tribunal in Hamburg are final and binding on the disputing parties.
in Kiev the decision of the Tribunal called "a real victory" and told what is expected from the capital of Russia its full and rapid implementation.
Russia in the hearings was not involved - she said that the court has no jurisdiction to entertain the Ukrainian claim.
The decision of the Tribunal explained the foreign Ministry. The Ministry pointed out that the resolution of the conflict in the Kerch Strait is a possibility of invocation of the Convention of the United Nations on a marine law of 1982.
employees of the foreign Ministry also stressed that Russia will consistently defend its position, and in part to the lack of arbitration jurisdiction to consider the dispute.
On the morning of 25 November, two small armored artillery boats of the Ukrainian Navy "Berdyansk" and " Nikopol ", as well as inshore tug "Yana Kapu" violated the state border of Russia in the Black sea and a couple of hours maneuvered in a dangerous manner, not responding to the legitimate demands of the Russian authorities.
The guards tied the ships, they had to use weapons. Three Ukrainian sailors were slightly injured. Just inside was a 22 seafarer and two employees of the SBU. All of them were arrested on charges of violating the state border.
Vladimir Putin called the incident a provocation prepared in advance that took Petro Poroshenko for his low ratings in early presidential elections. The head of state paid attention that the Russian border Guards fulfilled their duty to protect the borders of the country.