Ukraine Urges Russia to Stop Dredging Work in Kerch Strait

MOSCOW, Russia -- Ukraine has demanded that Russia stop unsanctioned work in Kerch Strait, the UNIAN news agency reports.

Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko told a briefing in Kiev Tuesday that over the past two weeks the Urengoy dredger has repeatedly entered Ukraine’s territorial waters to carry out bottom deepening work in breach of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

Ohryzko said that Russia’s charge d’affaires was summoned to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to be handed an appropriate note.

“Ukraine has demanded that urgent measures be taken to stop work in the aforementioned waters,” Ohryzko said. He said that the work could be carried out at Ukraine’s consent only. “We are expecting the Russian Federation to take adequate measures to stop the violations as soon as possible,” Ohryzko said.

Source: MosNews