the British defense minister, Gavin Williamson visit to Ukraine on Friday. He announced the clear words of the Ukrainian defense minister Stepan Poltorakin , that the black sea belongs to Russia, and that Britain has sent a Royal navy ship to port in Odessa to show support for Ukraine against Russian aggression.
Williamson was referring to in her speech, the episode, which Russia seized in international waters three Ukrainian at the beginning and his crew in the black sea last month. Russia claims that Ukrainian vessels penetrated Russian territorial waters.
– the Reason why HMS Echo is here, is that we want to show solidarity with Ukraine and shows that Ukraine is not alone, Williamson said.
But we also want to demonstrate our rights to be, for example, the Odessa port, maritime freedom, freedom of action in the black sea. This is not a Russian ocean, this is international waters, he continued.Message to Putin
Williamson, according to the HMS Echo to the sending of the Ukrainian port is a strong message to Russian president Vladimir Putin .
Williamson, according to the Uk send to the black sea more war-ships of the Ukrainian support.
our Message to Russia and to president Putin is, that they can not continue to disregard international laws or international standards, Williamson said.
Williamson met during his visit to Russia as a prisoner of the Ukrainian sea men's family members.
HMS Echo is not intended to pass Kertšinsalmen through, i.e. the area in which the Russian fleet seized Ukrainian ships 25. November. Waters is close to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia invaded in 2014.
Russia has appointed a british ship, the spy ship.
Sources: Reuters, BBCBritish defense secretary Gavin Williamson (center) met with Ukrainian sailors in Odessa on Friday. Reuters