14:02 22.02.2018

Compensation amount for breach of sea law as for Ukraine to be determined by Intl Tribunal, supposed to be significant

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Compensation amount for breach of sea law as for Ukraine to be determined by Intl Tribunal, supposed to be significant

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin says that the amount of compensation from Russia for violations of Ukraine's rights in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait will be considerable, but the amount of compensation will be determined by the International Tribunal.

"We deliberately do not call the amount, because Russia continues to violate the rights of Ukraine. Therefore, Russia will pay for it - the amount will be determined by the Arbitration. The amount will be very significant ... it won't be neither millions, nor tens, nor hundreds of millions," he said at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister of Albania, Ditmir Bushati, in Kyiv on Thursday.

According to him, the amount will be significant, since it is about violations of the rights of Ukraine in the Black, Azov Seas and the Kerch Strait.

"This covers everything, including the fact that we were deprived of the opportunity to mine on our shelf and use our shelf, use living resources, cultural heritage," the diplomat explained.

As reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed an order on February 19, 2018 on the representation of Ukraine in the International Court of Arbitration in The Hague on violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, to protect the interests of Ukraine entrusted to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Integration Olena Zerkal.

The Foreign Ministry said that Ukraine sent a memorandum on February 19 in the arbitration law against the Russian Federation under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which proves the violation of Russia's sovereign right in the Black and Azov Seas, in the Kerch Strait.

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