Date: 6 months ago   Category: Politics

Poroshenko approved expansion of marine territories


The bill broadens the controlled territory of the sea on 12 nautical miles and creates the bases for reduction of illicit traffic in the Black Sea. The president Petro Poroshenko on Saturday, December 29, signed the law On an adjacent zone of Ukraine which broadens marine territories of the country. The website of the head of state reports about it. The purpose of the law is harmonization of the sea legislation of Ukraine with the legislation of other Black Sea states and other State Parties of the Convention of the UN under maritime law of 1982. Also the law is directed to prevention of commission of illicit operations and illegal measures of vessels in closed ports of temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. "According to the law, the adjacent zone is a zone of the high sea which adjoins to the territorial sea of Ukraine and which external border is at distance no more than 24 nautical miles counted from initial lines from which width of the territorial sea of Ukraine is measured", - it is said in the statement. Also it is noted that in the contiguous zone Ukraine exercises the control necessary for the purpose of prevention of violations of the customs, fiscal (tax), immigration (migration), sanitary legislation of Ukraine within the territory of Ukraine, including its internal waters or the territorial sea. According to the law if the vessel violated the law of Ukraine and does attempt to disappear, the authorized body has the right to chase such vessel without delay for the purpose of his detention and prosecution according to the Convention of the UN on maritime law of 1982. The right of prosecution stops as soon as the chased vessel enters the territorial sea of the state under the flag of which the vessel or any third state floats. The law comes into force next day after its publication. The Verkhovna Rada adopted the bill Of a contiguous zone of Ukraine on December 6. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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