Ukrainian Foreign Minister to discuss the Azov Sea crisis with the EU Council

On December 10, 2018, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will attend a working meeting in Brussels, during which he will discuss with the Foreign Ministers of the EU countries the escalation of the situation in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, RBC-Ukraine reported, citing the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

The possible escalation of the Kerch Strait situation has been added to the EU Council’s meeting agenda on foreign affairs. Klimkin will visit Brussels at the invitation of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

The Ministers plan to discuss a complex response by the European Union to the aggressive actions of Russia by way of increasing sanctions pressure on the Kremlin. The discussion could also include ways of facilitating the release of Ukrainian military prisoners in Ukraine and assistance for Ukrainian Pryazovia, which is suffering from the consequences of Russia’s aggression on land and at sea.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that Russian ships should be banned from entering European and American ports.

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