Tag "legality"

Ukraine v. Russia: Passage through Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov

by Scott Humor On 15th September 2016, Ukraine has instituted arbitration proceedings against the Russian Federation under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”) to vindicate its rights as the coastal state in maritime zones adjacent to Crimea in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait. According to the Permanent Court of Arbitration website the case is still pending:  Dispute Concerning Coastal State

Russia warns its citizens about the risks of US-ordered kidnappings

Take a look at this warning on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: This is what this text says: PRESS RELEASE Warning for Russian citizens traveling abroad 02/09/2013 In recent years, the number of cases of detention of Russian citizens in various parts of the world at the request of U.S. law enforcement agencies for the purpose of extradition and prosecution in the United States have become