Ukraine urges EU to impose new sanctions on Russia over attack near Kerch Strait
Ukraine has called on the European Union to react with the new wave of sanctions to Russia's use of force near the Kerch Strait.
"We urge EU&member states resolutely react to Russia’s blatant use of military force in #AzovSea," Ukraine's envoy to the European Union, Mykola Tochytskyi, wrote on Twitter.
"What else shall Russia do to provoke harsh&decisive response from intern community?" he wrote.
The diplomat added that Ukraine needs "new sanctions agnst #Russia."
"We must stop Kremlin's war agnst Ukraine," the tweet reads.
The Ambassador also used a hashtag launched by Ukraine's foreign ministry on Sunday, #RussiaAttacksUkraine.
We urge EU&member states resolutely react to Russia’s blatant use of military force in #AzovSea— Mykola Tochytskyi (@tochytskyi) November 25, 2018
What else shall Russia do to provoke harsh&decisive response from intern community?
We need new sanctions agnst #Russia. We must stop Kremlin's war agnst Ukraine. #RussiaAttacksUkrainepic.twitter.com/Z25pxdktH8
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian coast guard ships opened fire on a group of vessels of the Ukrainian Navy – two small-sized 'Berdiansk' and 'Nikopol' armored artillery boats and the 'Yany Kapu' tugboat – as they were leaving the Kerch Strait on Sunday evening. Prior to that, on Sunday morning, the 'Yany Kapu' (Yani Qapi) tugboat of Ukraine's Navy was rammed by a Russian coast guard ship while the Ukrainian vessels were carrying out a planned transfer from the port of Odesa to the port of Mariupol in the Sea of Azov.