In the U.S. Congress condemned the illegal actions of Russia in the Azov sea.

In the U.S. Congress condemned the unlawful actions of the Russian Federation: America cannot afford to ignore the aggression against Ukraine

It is reported mediaUA, this was reported in the press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States.

"A daring violation of international law by Russia in the sea of Azov and provocative attack on Ukraine's sovereignty are absolutely unacceptable. Russia must immediately restore freedom of navigation through the Kerch Strait, allowing the Ukrainian courts are free to use Ukrainian ports," - said in a statement, the Congressman and co-chair of the congressional Ukrainian Caucus, Brian Fitzpatrick.

"The United States can't ignore Russia's aggression against Ukraine", - said the Congressman.

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Recall, the naval forces of Ukraine on 25 November reported that the edge ships of the Russian Federation has carried out aggressive actions against Ukrainian ships who have made a planned transition from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol of the Azov sea. In particular, the Russian boundary ship "the don" made a battering RAM of the Ukrainian Harbor tugs, which had damaged the main engine of the ship, the trim and railing, as well as lost on that raft.

While Navy APU emphasize that the intention to migrate was warned in advance and had acted within international law.

At the same time at the FSB, said that three Ukrainian warships in the sea of Azov "illegally entered the territorial waters of the Russian Federation and headed to the Kerch Strait".

The Ukrainian Navy has published legal commentary, pointing out that in accordance with articles 17, 38 of the UN Convention on the law of the sea and article 2 of the Agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on cooperation in using the Azov sea and the Kerch Strait, military ships of Ukraine enjoy freedom of navigation in the Kerch Strait and sea of Azov, and this means that they can make a passage across the Kerch Strait at any time, subject to safety of navigation.

At the meeting of the Council decided to recommend to introduce in Ukraine martial law for a period of two months. It must support the MPs. An extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada appointed on 26 November at 16:00.


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