Under blockade by Russia of Ukrainian merchant ships in the Azov sea Ukraine may ask the UN security Council with a request to provide a naval escort to accompany. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of the temporarily occupied territories Georgy Tuka on the air “Evening Prime” on the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“It is theoretically possible to consider two probable versions. The first is the appeal to the UN security Council with a request for a marine convoy. The second version, it is less likely, in my view, is the use of NATO forces to escort in the sea of Azov… to Predict that NATO forces will be to help us with that I would not,” said Tooke.
Note that in the last three months, the 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 a review of 148 vessels. In this regard, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed Minister of defense, the chief of the General staff and the Navy command of Ukraine to take measures to stop Russian provocations against blocking entry of ships in Ukrainian ports on the Azov sea.
Ukraine has also advocated the imposition of sanctions against the black sea ports of Russia due to the blockade of the sea of Azov.