Ukraine accuses Russia of violating the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Ukraine accuses Russia of violating the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

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The Ukrainian delegation to the United Nations has accused the Russian side of violating the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea due to its brutal actions in the Sea of Azov, which, among other things, lead to blocking of maritime traffic.

Ukraine made such a statement at the UNGA Sixth Committee meeting on the rule of law at the national and international levels, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Control over the Sea of Azov is a current Russian target, after the temporary occupation of Crimea. Having illegally constructed a bridge across the Kerch Strait, Russia launched a systematic disruption of freedom of international navigation through the Kerch Strait for Ukrainian and foreign ships," the Ukrainian side said.

It was emphasized that Russia thereby grossly violated the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

“Such brutal actions must be rejected as illegal, including under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea,” the Ukrainian delegation underscored.

In this context, Ukraine called on the UN member states to take urgent steps to stop violence and aggression, insecurity and injustice Russia triggers in the region.

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