Wednesday, 21 October

The authorities intend to defend Ukraine’s interests firmly and humanely. So the US Embassy responded to Ukraine’s detention of a Russian tanker, as well as Ukraine’s decision to release the ship’s crew.

“The way Ukraine behaved in yesterday’s incident with a tanker says that the new government intends to protect the interests of the country not only firmly, but also humanely and in accordance with international norms. This is a good precedent for a peaceful settlement of disputes,” says the Statement of the Embassy.

Earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine together with the Military Prosecutor’s Office detained a Russian tanker “NEYMA”, which blocked Ukrainian warships in the Kerch Strait.

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