President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine operates within the framework of the UN Convention on freedom of navigation and the Ukrainian-Russian agreements, which defined the special status of the Kerch Strait and the Azov sea.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with U.S. television channel Fox News.
At the same time, the President noted, Russia is opposed around the world by blocking the freedom of navigation in the Ukrainian territorial waters.
“I want to get absolutely clear information. Ukrainian merchant ships of the Ukrainian naval forces operate in accordance with international law”, – said the President.
Poroshenko noted that in the framework of international agreements, warships were not to make a request or ask for other form of approval from the Russian Federation.
“In this situation Russia is opposed to the world. Russia is blocking the freedom of navigation in the Ukrainian territorial waters,” – said the President of Ukraine.
He believes that in the current situation it is necessary to have the script for how to restore freedom of navigation, and to stop the illegal occupation of the Kerch Strait and the Azov sea. Poroshenko reminded that Ukraine has two ports on the Azov sea (Mariupol and Berdyansk). It is through them passes 40% of Ukrainian exports of metallurgical industry, and the blockade, the occupation of the Azov sea has significant economic consequences.
“In this situation, the Russian courts should be permitted to enter European and American ports,” – said Petro Poroshenko.
He stressed that Ukraine is ready to coordinate actions with partners on this issue.
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