BERLIN — A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels it captured in November and free the 24 sailors it detained.
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea issued its order at its Hamburg headquarters after a hearing this month. Russia stayed away from both the hearing and Saturday’s session.
Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said Russia could send a signal of “real readiness to stop the conflict with Ukraine” by complying with the order. Russia didn’t immediately specify what it would do, but made clear that it still believes the tribunal is …read more
Source: San Francisco Chronicle