President Petro Poroshenko instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to accelerate the development of the Maritime doctrine, which take into account the current actions of Russia in the Azov sea and the Ministries of foreign Affairs and justice to prepare proposals for compensation from them. The President of Ukraine said during a meeting of the national security Council, the broadcast of which led the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“I ask the government to make efforts to accelerate the development of the Maritime doctrine, which we also took into account the current situation in the Azov sea. I would ask the Ministry of foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of justice to make proposals on the legal protection of national interests in terms of behavior of the Russian Federation on the blocking of the sea of Azov, the ports and the compensation of losses of Ukraine and the Ukrainian sailors,” – said the President.
Note, the recent activity of Russia in the Azov sea has increased significantly. The Russians do not allow trading ships to the Ukrainian ports and out of them easily pass through the Kerch Strait.
In addition, on 15 July in the sea of Azov, Russia detained for inspection 148 vessels. In this regard, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the Minister of defense, the chief of the General staff and high command of the Navy of Ukraine to take measures to stop Russian provocations against blocking entry of ships in Ukrainian ports on the Azov sea.
Later, the chief of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko said that the Ukrainian Navy will increase its presence in the sea of Azov.
The Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine has developed a package of measures in response to Russia’s actions to block shipping in the Azov and Black seas. It was reported that the package of measures includes limiting passenger traffic with Russia.
Ukraine has also advocated the imposition of sanctions against the black sea ports of Russia due to the blockade of the sea of Azov.
Earlier, the foreign Ministry said that on denunciation of the agreement with Russia on the Azov sea could not be considered because it will enable Russia to declare the territorial dispute.