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The EU and the USA work on new sanctions against Russia because of an incident in the Kerch Strait — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com of the EU and the USA in common work on new sanctions against Russia in connection with detention of the Ukrainian seamen after the incident in the Kerch Strait, reports Sky News TV channel with reference to sources. According to three interlocutors of TV channel, Great Britain and some other countries the EU insist on that new "restrictive measures" were announced by the EU in the next weeks. "It is correct that we move raising for Russia the price for its actions now" — one of interlocutors of TV channel told. As notes Sky News, it is expected that Foreign Ministers of 28 EU Member States will discuss the prospects of further sanctions within more extensive discussion of a situation in Ukraine during the meeting in Brussels next Monday, February 18. According to sources, in the EU discussion at the level of the working groups on development of new sanctions which will be directed concerning the persons involved in an incident in the Kerch Strait is now conducted. According to Financial Times, new sanctions can be imposed within two months. One of sources of the newspaper reported that it can occur at the end of March. On November 25 in the Russian territorial waters in the Black Sea an incident between Frontier service of FSB of Russia and the ships of Naval Forces of Ukraine occurred. The Russian security officers detained the Ukrainian ships "Nikopol", "Berdyansk" and "Yana Kapu" in attempt to make illegal actions, namely without permission to pass the Kerch Strait and to put out to the Sea of Azov. Then the Russian frontier guards had to open fire at the vessels Naval Forces of Ukraine and to storm them. Three Ukrainian seamen were wounded. Vessels violators together with crews were detained by FSB of Russia. Later courts of the Republic of Crimea all 24 Ukrainian seamen involved in an incident arrested. On December 3 brought them charge according to Part 3 of Article 322 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation ("Illegal crossing of border of the Russian Federation").

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