Sands forwarded the Ministry of foreign Affairs the question of the position of the European Union on the Azov sea

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in photobacteria Sands. Archival photoSands forwarded the Ministry of foreign Affairs the question of the position of the European Union on the Azov sea© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov forwarded to the Ministry of foreign Affairs the question of possible measures adopted by the EU on the situation in the Azov sea, which before said the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini.

The head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini said on Monday that the EU may consider specific measures in the near future in connection with the situation in the Azov sea. In particular, Russia needs to stop inspections of vessels. In addition, the foreign Ministers of the EU countries expressed concern about the situation in the Azov sea, which causes damage not only to the economy of Ukraine, but also vessels under European flags.

«Here let us, after all, Federica Mogherini will comment on the Ministry of foreign Affairs,» — said Peskov, a journalist asked about the statement of Mogherini.

The situation in the Azov sea escalated in the spring of 2018 after the Ukrainian frontier guards detained in the sea of Azov, the ship «Nord» under the Russian flag. The crew was able to return home only six months later, the captain is still in Ukraine. In August in Kherson port detained a Russian tanker «Mekhanik Pogodin», attempts to pass from the waters failed.

Russian authorities 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 said that the Russians «have begun a strict policy of detention and inspection of ships». While the Crimean border guard of FSB of Russia stated that it conducts audits in accordance with international law of the sea and had not received complaints from shipowners, and the Ukrainian foreign Ministry admitted that Russian border guards do not violate the protocols during the inspection.

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