Wednesday, 21 October

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague from June 10 to 15 will hold hearings on Russia’s previous violations of maritime law against Ukraine in accordance with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The court decided to hear Russia’s preliminary objections. The parties have already submitted written comments on the actual evidence. The introductory statement of the Russian Federation is scheduled for Monday, June 10, at 10 am The introductory statement of Ukraine – on Tuesday, June 11, at 10 am. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PTA) is located in the same building as the International Court of Justice in the Peace Palace.

Recall that on the morning of November 25, 2018, Ukrainian ships and a tugboat planned out of the port of Odesa to the port of Mariupol. During this task, a Russian ship rammed a Ukrainian tug and damaged it. When leaving the Kerch Strait, Russian ships fired on and captured the Ukrainian shipwrecks in the Kerch Strait. A total of three ships were 24 Ukrainian militaries, two of them were employees of the SBU. Three of them were injured.

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