Ukrainian Embassy in Nigeria condemns Russia’s seizure of ships


By Victoria Ojeme.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has actually revealed its strong demonstration to the Russian Federation in connection with the armed attack and capture of the Ukrainian navy ships Berdyansk, Nikopol and the pull boat Yana Kapu and 23 team members.


Russia had actually taken 3 Ukrainian marine ships off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea last Sunday after opening fire on them and injuring a number of sailors.

In a declaration by the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria, Mykola Yaremchuk, very first secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine stated the attack on the ships was performed throughout a sea crossing from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol, in accordance with the arrangements of all efficient multilateral and bilateral global treaties and navigation guidelines.

Yaremchuk included that it is another act of armed aggressiveness of the Russian Federation versus Ukraine, as specified, in specific, in Post 2 of the Charter of the United Nations and the arrangements of UN General Assembly Resolution 29/3314 of 14 December 1974 on the meaning of aggressiveness. “Russia has actually de facto broadened its military aggressiveness versus Ukraine to the sea.”.

” Kremlin’s program has today when again showed that it will not stop its aggressive policy and is all set for acts of aggressiveness versus the Ukrainian state,” he stated.

According to the declaration, Ukraine requires to supply immediate medical help to the injured and to guarantee their instant safe return house. Ukraine likewise requires the return of the caught navy ships and to make up for the damage triggered.

” It is Kremlin’s program who bears complete duty for additional stress of the circumstance in the Azov and Black Seas and for weakening the tranquil settlement of the Russian-Ukrainian armed dispute.”.

” Ukraine advises its allies and partners to take all needed steps to prevent the assailant, by using brand-new and strengthening existing sanctions, along with by offering Ukraine with military help to secure its territorial stability and sovereignty within the globally acknowledged borders,” the embassy stated.