Klimkin discussed with the President of the ICRC, the incident in the Kerch Strait

© AP Photo / Ukrainian Navy Press Service of the Ukrainian naval ships. Archival photoKlimkin discussed with the President of the ICRC, the incident in the Kerch Strait© AP Photo / Ukrainian Navy Press Service

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that he had discussed with President of the International Committee of the red cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer the situation with the detention in the Crimea of the Ukrainian sailors.

Three ships of the Ukrainian Navy in the Black sea on Sunday broke the Russian border and maneuvered in a dangerous manner, failing to respond to legitimate demands to stop immediately. Ships with 24 sailors were arrested, three Ukrainian military were wounded, they are hospitalized and receive medical care, seafarers ‘ lives are not threatened. After the incident concerning them criminal case on illegal crossing of the state border. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has called the incident «a very dangerous provocation, which requires serious proceedings».

«In the morning spoke with President of the International Committee of the red cross Peter Maurer. The ICRC will use all possible measures for access to our sailors and provide them with necessary medical aid,» Klimkin wrote on his Twitter page.

Klimkin discussed with the President of the ICRC, the incident in the Kerch Strait© Vitaly Policytool war

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