Ukraine will appeal to the international Tribunal of the United Nations law of the sea because of Russia’s violations of the relevant UN Convention. The government has already prepared the lawsuit, said at a General meeting of the ambassadors in Kiev foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, reports the correspondent of ЛІГА.net.
“In the coming days we will give further consideration of our case about the violation of Russia’s obligations under the International Convention on the law of the sea”, – he said.
The Minister did not go into details about what the incident of aggression of Russia against Ukraine will affect the claim. Considering that after the occupation of Crimea, Russia is actively pursuing exploration of oil and gas of the Ukrainian shelf, the claim is likely to touch on the topic of mining in the international seabed area.
July 17, 2016, the state border service said about the violation of the norms of international law of the sea: the guards spotted towing Jack-up drilling rig “Sivash” from port n of the black sea in the area of the Golitsyn gas field.
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Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions.