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Kiev offered the EU and NATO to impose additional sanctions against Russia - RIA Novosti, 11.10.2018


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KIEV, 11 Oct — RIA Novosti. The Deputy of the Chief of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseyev considers that the European Union and NATO have to impose additional sanctions against the Russian Federation for actions in the water area of the Sea of Azov, blocking, checks of commercial vessels and the fact of construction of Krymsky bridge.CC of BY 2.0/U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine/Kurt Volker admitted Rada that Volcker threatened with removal of sanctions from Russia ‍ "We urge the European Union and the countries of NATO to accept concerning Russia additional sanctions for its actions in the Sea of Azov" — the Ukrainian news agency "Ukrinform" cites Yeliseyev's words. Yeliseyev considers that the answer from the European Union to construction of the bridge through the Kerch Strait was "weak and insufficient", sanctions were imposed only against six companies which participated in its construction. "We hope that the EU will suspend any technological and military cooperation with Russia not to allow it to carry out additional equipment and modernization of warships. At the same time, we count on the help of the European partners in strengthening of defensive opportunities of Ukraine and in modernization of the Ukrainian fleet" — Yeliseyev added. The situation with navigation in the Sea of Azov became aggravated at the beginning of a year. In March Ukraine detained the Russian trawler "North", having brought against his captain charge of illegal visit of the Crimea "for the purpose of infliction of harm to the state interests". In August in the Kherson port detained the Mechanic Pogodin tanker.© RIA Novosti / Alexey Malgavko Pereyti in an image bank In Kiev demanded to punish for use Crimean the mostomrossiysky authorities considered actions of Kiev "sea terrorism" and answered with strengthening of boundary examinations in the part of the Sea of Azov. Then the Ukrainian frontier guards said that Russians "began tough policy of detention and survey of vessels". At the same time the Crimean Border Service of FSB of Russia stated that it carries out inspections according to the international marine law and did not receive claims from shipowners, and in the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry recognized that the Russian frontier guards do not violate protocols during survey. Later Kiev reported about intention to strengthen military presence in the Sea of Azov and to create naval base in the region. To the water area of the Sea of Azov two bronekater of the Gyurza-M type were thrown: Lubna and Kremenchuk and also the search and rescue vessel A500 "Donbass" (initially floating workshop PM-9 constructed in Poland for the Navy of the USSR in 1969) and the sea A830 "Korets" tow (it is constructed in Yaroslavl in 1973) which passed through the Kerch Strait. The Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said earlier that the authorities of Russia at making decision on construction of the bridge to the Crimea were counted and took all norms and aspects of international law into account, and any discussions are already complete. © RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev of Pereyti in an image bank the Foreign Minister of Hungary announced secret business of the EU with Rossiyeymost to the Crimea from Krasnodar Krai — the most extended in Russia, its length is 19 kilometers. Start of motion авт

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