The Committee of the Federation Council, the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the FSB will review the December 3 incident in the Black sea

© Photo : Federal security service of the Russian Federation of the Ships of naval forces of Ukraine, detained by the border service of the Russian Federation for violation of the state border of Russia, in the port of KerchThe Committee of the Federation Council, the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the FSB will review the December 3 incident in the Black sea© Photo : Federal security service of the Russian Federation

The Committee of the Federation Council on international Affairs on Monday will consider at the meeting the situation in the area of the Kerch Bay and the «international legal aspects of the Ukrainian armed provocation on 25 November 2018» with participation of representatives of the foreign Ministry and the FSB, says the draft agenda of the meeting of the Committee.

The foreign Ministry will represent the Deputy Minister Grigory Karasin, representative of the border service of the FSB is specified.

On Sunday, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine «Berdyansk», «Nikopol» and «Yana Kapu» — violated the state border of Russia, included in the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and moved from the Black sea to Kerch Strait. They maneuvered in a dangerous manner, did not obey the lawful demands of the Russian authorities. The Ukrainian ship 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.

Thursday entered into force the law on the introduction of martial law in ten regions of Ukraine, and internal waters of the Azov-Kerch water area for 30 days. This mode provides the possibility of temporary restriction of constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, including the right to participate in elections, to freedom of thought and speech.

Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Thursday that the Federation Council will appeal to international organizations with a request to respond to unfounded restriction of the rights of Russian-speaking population in the East of Ukraine in connection with the imposition of martial law. According to her, the senators are concerned that martial law in those areas in the East of Ukraine, where the least public support of the current government. The Federation Council will require the international community’s appropriate response, she said, adding that the introduction of martial law was aimed at restricting the rights of Russian-speaking citizens in the East of Ukraine.

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