Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Politics

Ukraine and the Russian Federation in the Hague discussed release of seamen


The Russian side cardinally changed tone of a conversation at a meeting on the claim in the International Tribunal of the UN for maritime law, speak in the MFA. In the Hague (Netherlands) on Tuesday, April 23, consultations between Ukraine and Russia in the claim of Kiev in the International Tribunal of the UN about release of the Ukrainian vessels and the detained seamen took place. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine concerning the European integration Elena Zerkal told about a meeting, Ukrinform reports. "Interesting observation after today's exchange of views on the Russian Federation on release of the Ukrainian seamen and warships. Struck cardinal change of tone of a conversation - transition from rudeness and rough neglect to the civilized language inherent in diplomacy", - she told. At this deputy minister noted: it is unknown, this change of the Russian tactics, or just desire to drag out process of consultations. "Anyway it did not affect positions of the parties concerning our seamen and the ships. Arguments which we heard from the Russian Federation today only confirmed our launching site that it is about application of the Convention of the UN under maritime law which guarantees immunity to our warships and members of their crews", - Zerkal noted. According to her, exchange of views confirmed existence between the parties of a legal dispute over application of the international maritime law. This fact is corner for judicial review of this dispute. "We expect that the Tribunal for maritime law will confirm our requirements soon. Today-tomorrow date of hearings in Hamburg (previously - on May 6-7) will be finally announced ​​", - Zerkal reported. She noted that by then Russia has an opportunity voluntarily to release the Ukrainian seamen and warships and to eliminate violation of international law. Last week it became known that Ukraine appealed to the International Tribunal for maritime law to enter measures against Russia and with the requirement to release three ships and 24 servicemen who were captured at the Kerch Strait. In turn the Russian Foreign Ministry obvnit Ukraine in "nedobrosovest". Moscow considers that Kiev uses a situation with hijacking of the ships "in the internal political purposes". Also Russian side considers that "The International Tribunal for maritime law does not possess jurisdiction for consideration of the Kerch incident". News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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