MFA Prystaiko: Hague Arbitration Tribunal reaffirms jurisdiction to consider Ukraine's claim on Azov Sea.

Now the arbitration should begin consideration of the claim of Ukraine against Russia on the merits.

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Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Vadym Prystaiko says the Hague Arbitration Tribunal has reaffirmed its jurisdiction to consider Ukraine's claim against Russia on the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait.

"The Law of the Sea case goes forward! The Hague Arbitration Tribunal reaffirmed its jurisdiction to consider Ukraine's claim on the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, as well as the expropriation of our natural resources," he said on Twitter on February 21.

"This applies to the illegal construction of the Kerch bridge by Russia as well as the harassment of navigation in the Sea of Azov," he said.

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At the same time, the minister did not indicate that the arbitration would consider Ukraine's lawsuit against Russia regarding the Black Sea.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 14, 2016, Ukraine initiated a dispute with the Russian Federation regarding its violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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