Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Politics

Pain and sanctions. The West argues on the answer in Azov


The European Union, the USA and NATO issued a condemnation of actions of Russia in the Kerch Strait. But actions did not follow words. After hijacking of three Ukrainian warships by Russia with crew which went from Odessa to Mariupol, the European Union, the USA and NATO issued a condemnation of Moscow, held a set of bilateral negotiations, but did not take any actions. The State Department of the USA demanded to release the Ukrainian seamen, having threatened with the fact that "pain will accrue over time". The EU and NATO also demand from Moscow to release crew of the ships of Naval Forces of Ukraine, warning about consequences. But nobody calls concrete measures. Washington and alliance accused also again Russia of violation of the rocket contract and the distance is 60 days old on return to implementation of agreements. The day before disputes on how to react to "the Kerch incident" began in the EU and Germany. So, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel accused Ukraine of attempt to involve Germany in war. The correspondent.net tells details. Pain will accrue Russia wait for "pain and consequences" which will amplify over time if does not release the Ukrainian military seamen, the unnamed representative said State Department and the USA on a briefing about a meeting of Severoatlantichesy council. The shorthand report of his communication with journalists is published on the website of the department. "We want that Russians understood the message that they need to release crew, otherwise there will be consequences and pain will accrue over time", - the official representative of State Department which name is not reported told at a briefing. He noted that if the authorities of Russia do not apprehend this message, then the USA "will continue to raise the price which they should pay", so far seamen and the Ukrainian ships will not be released. Putin about Azov and Trump's transaction. G20 summit results In it the position of the USA also repeats that an incident in the passage is "act of aggression and obvious military escalation and violation of international law and freedom of navigation". The State Department also urged the countries of Europe to refuse construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. According to the representative of department, the incident in the Kerch Strait has to remind that this construction - "the bad idea". The USA also considers how the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told that Europe has to undertake leadership in the sea conflict of Ukraine and Russia. There were 60 days "The destabilizing behavior of Russia", such as hijacking of the Ukrainian ships and seamen in the Kerch Strait, became the central theme of a ministerial meeting of NATO again. Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries of alliance adopted the statement in which they accused Russia of violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by it with the USA in 1987. According to the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at Moscow there are 60 days to respond to these charges. "Any of agreements on control of arms does not work if only one party observes it. We are concerned by a new Russian rocket which threatens the INF Treaty", - the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. Whether NATO will strengthen support of Ukraine On the eve of the ave.

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