Baltic, Polish, Swedish formins to look at situation in Mariupol

  • 2019-01-11
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and his Latvian, Lithuania, Polish and Swedish counterparts are set to visit the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Tuesday, where Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will introduce to them the situation in the Ukrainian port towns on the Sea of Azov.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the foreign ministers of the five countries were invited to Mariupol to get familiar with ships' possibilities to access the Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Interfax news agency reported.

Russia, which has annexed the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine, is obstructing the work of the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk by no longer allowing all cargo ships to pass the Kerch Strait across which it has built a bridge to Crimea.