Ukrainian Foreign Minister: situation in the Azov Sea to be discussed at UN General Assembly

Russia's aggressive behavior in the Azov Sea will be discussed at the UN General Assembly, stated the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin.

"At the General Assembly in New York there will be a series of meetings with the American side regarding this matter," he said during a briefing.

The Foreign Minister promised that the situation in the Azov Sea will be one of the key points Ukraine brings up at the General Assembly.

Klimkin also reported on the implementation of international arbitration on violations by Russia in the Black and Azov Seas.

Earlier Klimkin said that the National Security and Defense Council will hold one more meeting regarding the inspections to the ships going to Ukrainian ports, performed by border guards of the Russian FSB.

Russia does not intend to stop inspecting ships in the water area of the Kerch Strait and the Azov Sea.

Deputies of the European Parliament plan to raise the topic of blocking in the Sea of Azov 120 European ships by Russia.

Because of delays of the vessels by the FSB border guards in 2018, the income of the Ukrainian ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk declined by more than a third, causing  a major decrease in metallurgical exports.

  Ukraine, Russia, Azov Sea, Klimkin