Zakharov commented on the challenge of the Russian Ambassador to the foreign Ministry of Estonia

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova. Archival photoZakharov commented on the challenge of the Russian Ambassador to the foreign Ministry of Estonia© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova commented on reports about the call of the Ambassador of Russia in the Estonian foreign Ministry over the incident in the Kerch Strait.

On the page in Facebook Zakharova cited media reports that Alexandra Petrova, was summoned to the foreign Ministry, where Ministry spokesman called on Russia to immediately release Ukrainian ships and members of their teams.

«Apparently, Estonian diplomats are not aware that their country has no access to the Black sea and their ships aren’t, on the whole, the contribution of Tallinn in the solution of international problems are hardly noticeable but it’s not a reason to give up the opportunity to remind the world about their existence,» — said the Russian diplomat.

Zakharova also wondered what other ambassadors and what about the Estonian foreign Ministry can cause in the framework of «raising awareness», and jokingly suggested several possible options.

«1. To summon the Ambassador of France in connection with the riots in Paris. Unfortunately, this option is too logical, so no, definitely not. 2. To call the Syrian Ambassador in connection with the bombing of the us-led coalition and terrorist use of chlorine in Syrian territory. Getting closer. 3. A win-win. To call the U.S. Ambassador in connection with reports about the use of assistant to the President, who is the daughter of the President of the United States personal mail for official purposes. Tea» — she wrote.

On the morning of 25 November, the Ukrainian military ship «Berdyansk», «Nikopol» and «Yana Kapu» in violation of articles 19 and 21 of the UN Convention on the law of the sea crossed the state border of Russia. They came in temporarily closed the Russian waters and a few hours of performing dangerous maneuvers, not responding to the demands accompanying the Russian boats and ships.

As a result, Russian border guards were forced to use weapons. Three Ukrainian sailors were injured, they received medical assistance. The ships were escorted to Kerch, 24 soldiers who were on Board, were detained. They are accused of illegal crossing of the state border.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called the situation in the Kerch Strait unambiguous provocation. According to him, Kiev has violated key provisions of international law, and the actions of the Ukrainian sailors were very dangerous and pose a threat to vessel traffic.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a pre-prepared provocation, which Kiev authorities have used as a pretext to enter the country’s military situation before the presidential elections. Meanwhile, Putin stressed that Russian border guards fulfilled their duty to defend the territorial integrity of the state.

Zakharov commented on the challenge of the Russian Ambassador to the foreign Ministry of Estonia© Vitaly Policytool war

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