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.