In Kiev called for sanctions against Russian ports in the Black sea

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich photobacteria in the port of Novorossiysk. Archival photoIn Kiev called for sanctions against Russian ports in the Black sea© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan urged to enter sanctions against the Russian ports on the Black sea, reported the Agency «UKRINFORM».

«The recent statements of the US state Department, European Parliament and European Commission, they are not a coincidence, is the result of the Ukrainian authorities, providing truthful information to our partners in the anti-Russian coalition. I sincerely hope that the next stage of the reaction will be the introduction of sanctions against the Russian black sea ports,» — said the Minister.

Earlier, the European Parliament approved a resolution calling for the EU authorities to provide for the strengthening of sanctions against Russia in case of «escalation» of the situation in the Azov sea. In addition, the Executive authorities, the EU proposed that the possibility of creating the post of «special envoy for the Crimea and Donbass».

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the EP resolution, said that the theme of the sea of Azov is another propaganda map, which is played by the West.

The situation of navigation in the Azov sea has escalated in the beginning of the year. In March Ukraine detained the Russian trawler «Nord», put forward against its captain charged with illegal visit to Crimea «with the aim of causing harm to the state interests». In August in the port of Kherson detained the tanker «Mekhanik Pogodin».

Moscow found the actions of the Kiev «sea terrorism» and responded by increasing border inspections in his part of the Azov sea. Then the Ukrainian border guards have accused the Russian authorities of «hard policy of detention and inspection of ships».

The Crimean border guard service stated that it conducts audits in accordance with international law of the sea and had not received complaints from ship owners.

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry admitted that Russian border guards do not violate the protocols during the inspection. Later Kiev announced its intention to increase its military presence in the Azov sea and create a naval base.

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