Ukraine at the meeting of foreign Ministers of the OSCE countries on the thematic event “the Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine) and parts of the Black and Azov seas” presented evidence of Russian militarization of the occupied Crimea and direct military aggression of Russia against Ukraine in the area of the Kerch Bay, which pose a serious threat to the entire black sea region. This was reported by press service of the foreign Ministry.
The event was held with the assistance of the delegations and with the participation of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the United States, Canada, Poland, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, UK, Latvia, Romania, Georgia and Estonia.
In their speeches, the partners expressed their full support for Ukraine, called for the immediate release of Ukrainian prisoners of war, as well as discussed possible steps to deter the aggressor.
Presented was important in the context of its consideration in December of this year, the UN GA resolution of the Ukrainian project “the problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine) and parts of the Black and Azov seas”.
Around 19:00 ship group of the Navy of the APU moved to the entrance of the Strait. Russian ships started to chase, then opened fire and seized Ukrainian ships. In addition to the courts, a prisoner of the Russian security forces were 24 Ukrainian seamen. Three of them were injured and taken to hospital Kerch.
On November 27-28 under the control of “court” in the Crimea arrested all Ukrainian sailors, including the wounded, for a period of 60 days. They are accused of illegal crossing of the Russian border. After it was reported on their removal from the Crimea to Russia.