Poroshenko: We Must Continue Decisive Actions to Liberate Sailors
Poroshenko stated that the decisions of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea must be binding on Russia
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stresses that Ukraine should continue taking steps to free its sailors captured by Russia during the aggression in the Black Sea, the official website of Petro Poroshenko reported.
“We have to continue acting decisively for the liberation of our sailors,” Poroshenko said during his communication with the media in Brussels.
Poroshenko reminded that pursuant to his instruction, a group was formed to represent the position of Ukraine in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and there is already ongoing consideration of the case.
“There were hearings in Hamburg and we are waiting for the decisions by the end of this month,” he said.
He emphasized that the decisions on the case should be binding for Russia.
“The decisions must be binding for the Russian Federation, which does not have any jurisdiction over our troops captured as a result of the act of aggression in the neutral waters of the Black Sea. The decision of the tribunal will be a requirement for the immediate release of Ukrainian sailors,” Poroshenko said.
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