The state Duma has prepared a statement in connection with the situation in the Kerch Strait

© Photo : FSB Harable 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 state Duma has prepared a statement in connection with the situation in the Kerch Strait© Photo : Federal security service of the Russian Federation

The state Duma has prepared a statement in connection with the provocation of Ukraine in the Black sea, it can be considered in plenary on Tuesday, said the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov.

«The draft statement on the situation in the Kerch Strait is prepared, the Committee intends to submit it to the Duma Council on Monday and to propose (Declaration — ed.) in plenary on Tuesday,» said Kalashnikov RIA Novosti.

After the incident, further exacerbating relations between Kiev and Moscow came into force the law on the introduction of martial law in ten regions of Ukraine, in particular Lugansk and Donetsk, and inland 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. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov did not rule out that potentially, this solution can carry threats for the escalation in the Donbass.

It is important to convey to the international community that the situation in the Kerch Strait was a provocation, said Kalashnikov. «Call to condemn provocations, the main goal is to make (theme editor) at parliamentary grounds, the national parliaments, of the OSCE,» he added.

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident in the Kerch Strait provocation, noting that among the crew members of Ukrainian vessels violating border of the Russian Federation, were two employees of the security service of Ukraine, who actually led the operation. Meanwhile, Putin stressed that Russian border guards had performed their functions for the protection of the state border. According to him, the provocation in the Black sea tied to a low rating of the President of Ukraine ahead of the elections.

© Vitaly Policytool warThe state Duma has prepared a statement in connection with the situation in the Kerch Strait© Vitaliy Policytool war

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