Estonia does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and expressed support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the report said the local Ministry of foreign Affairs
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia has summoned the Russian Ambassador to Estonia Aleksandr Petrov for Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Black sea. About this 28 November, reports Postimees.
The Ministry of the Russian Ambassador said that Russia should immediately release Ukrainian ships and their crews. Petrov also said that Russia should not hinder the movement of vessels in the Kerch Strait and Azov sea in accordance with international law.
“This is a deliberate escalation of tension, a gross violation of international law and aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by Russia”, – said the head of the local foreign Minister Sven Mixer.
The Ministry added that Estonia does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and expressed support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
25 November 2018, the Russian Federation fired at and seized in the Black sea boats of the Ukrainian naval forces “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Kapu Yana” who were going to pass through the Kerch Strait in the Azov sea. The Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine reported that the occupation authorities of the Russian Federation captured 24 soldiers of Ukraine. While three sailors are wounded. 15 crew members were arrested by a “court” in Simferopol at 60 days.
The U.S., EU, NATO, OSCE, UK, France, Denmark, Canada, Estonia and Poland condemned Russia’s actions, calling them aggression.
In connection with the aggravation of the situation near the Kerch Strait on November 26, the Verkhovna Rada supported the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of martial law in 10 areas in 30 days.
On November 28, the President signed the law on introduction of martial law in Ukraine.