The MFA of Ukraine received a note from the MFA of the RF containing a proposal to provide written guarantees of Ukraine's participation in continuing criminal prosecution of Ukrainian servicemen under the Russian law

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine received a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation containing a cynical proposal for Ukraine to provide written guarantees of Ukraine's participation in continuing criminal prosecution of Ukrainian servicemen under the Russian law.

The Ukrainian part informed the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea about the inadmissibility of such Russia’s proposal, as well as about the escalation of the dispute between Ukraine and Russia over the immunity of warships by the Russian party.

In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demanded that Russia must comply with the Order of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea without setting additional conditions and immediately release the captured 24 Ukrainian servicemen.

The Ukrainian part emphasized that the mechanisms available in Russian law, as well as the existing multilateral international agreements, to which Ukraine and Russia are the parties, are sufficient to stop the illegal persecution of Ukrainian servicemen and to implement the Order of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reiterated its demand to immediately inform it about the time and place of release and return of the vessels mentioned in the Order to the custody of Ukraine and about the time and place of transfer of twenty-four illegally detained servicemen to consular officials of the Embassy of Ukraine in Russia.

Hamburg
June, 2019
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