In the state Duma, Ukraine has promised a harsh response in the case of detention of the Russian tanker

© Photo : LLC «V. F. Tanker» Tanker Mekhanik Pogodin. Archive photoIn the state Duma, Ukraine has promised a harsh response in the case of detention of the Russian tanker© Photo : LLC «V. F. Tanker»

State Duma Deputy Leonid Kalashnikov said that Ukraine is waiting for a harsh response for trying to arrest the tanker «Mekhanik Pogodin». The words of the policy quoted by the radio station «Moscow Says».

That came in the Kherson port the Russian vessel faces arrest, previously told the incumbent permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Borys Babin. According to him, «the Mechanic Pogodin» belongs to Russian companies, which fall under the Ukrainian sanctions. As has told to Agency the sources in the SBU, the court has not yet made a decision on detention of the Russian vessel.

Kalashnikov said that if the Ukrainian authorities will go for it, then the response will be tougher than in the situation with the detention of the vessel «Nord».

«Let them try to detain. They detained the «Nord» and now have a lot of problems with the inspection of ships in the sea of Azov. This will delay the ship — take more action. I’m on the «Nord» has received the replies from Minrechflot, and from the guards. I am satisfied with their actions. If the Ukrainians want to make problems, let cashing in on health. We have to respond. If the Ukrainians do, will have problems», — said the Deputy.

This is not the first such case in the Russian courts in Ukraine. At the end of March Ukrainian border guards detained fishing boat «Nord» from Kerch. On Board were ten Russians, but Kiev authorities consider them citizens of Ukraine. Nine crew members were fined, the captain also faces a prison sentence of up to five years. However, only two crew members returned to the Crimea, others remain on the territory of Ukraine.