Russia's actions in Sea of Azov an attempt to destabilize Ukraine - State Department

Russia's actions in Sea of Azov an attempt to destabilize Ukraine - State Department

978
Ukrinform
Russia's actions in the Sea of Azov are an attempt to destabilize Ukraine, the U.S. State Department has said in response to a question from the Ukrainian Service of the Voice of America.

According to the response, the U.S. considers barriers from Russia to international transport shipping in the Sea of Azov another example of attempts by Russia to destabilize Ukraine. The United States continues to support Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders and calls on Russia to stop creating barriers to international shipping in the Sea of Azov, the State Department said.

As reported, over the last few months, Russia has detained a number of vessels that headed to the ports of Berdiansk and Mariupol. Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan stated that Ukraine was holding talks with EU countries and the U.S. to impose sanctions against Russia in response to the blockade of the Azov Sea.

Earlier, experts in Washington warned that Russia had approached annexation of the Azov Sea and that Kyiv has almost no tools to prevent it.

op


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the internet that are open to search systems, hyperlinks to ukrinform.ua not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. Citing and using materials in ofline-media, mobile apps, SmartTV are allowed only with receipt of a written permission from "ukrinform.ua". News and publications marked "Advertisement" and articles in the block "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2018 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica
Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-
*/ ?>