Russia agreed to allow a one-time visit of the European experts in the Kerch Strait, and not to place a permanent mission.
On the placement of a permanent international monitoring mission in the Kerch Strait cannot be considered. This was stated on Wednesday, January 30, Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin.
“This question can not be. We as a goodwill gesture was offered a one-time trip experts, so they then reported to their leadership. But, unfortunately, this was perceived as an invitation to the wider dance. We do not like this approach”, – said the diplomat.
Karasin stressed that Russia’s position was from the outset clear and logical.
“We in the person of President Putin invited Chancellor Merkel that if they want to send a disposable kind of group in order to see how things are in the place in the Kerch Strait, we are willing to organize it. But we are categorically opposed to this has been associated with multilateral format of the monitoring, but still including Ukraine, that is actually blow the format up to full-scale, long-term mission,” he said.
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