Russia set to make Ukraine's warship part of Black Sea Fleet. PHOTO

Ukrainian Navy Slavutych flagship seized by Russia in spring 2014 is about to become part of the Black Sea Fleet.

A source within the Ukrainian Defense Ministry told Dumskaia, Censor.NET reports.

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The source says Slavutych will join the ranks of the 30th Surface Ship Brigade consisting of the largest warships of the Black Sea Fleet, including, in particular, its flagship - missile cruiser Moskva.

It should be noted that from the point of view of international law of the sea, Slavutych should be considered seized by pirates.

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According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, "on the high seas, or in any other place outside the jurisdiction of any state, every state may seize a pirate ship or aircraft, or a ship or aircraft taken by piracy and under the control of pirates, and arrest the persons and seize the property on board."

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"Russia is set to steal Ukraine's warship. This is the second year, Russian-seized Ukrainian ships have been moored in Crimea. First, they intended to give them back, changed their minds a bit after, and now they want to make the ships part of the Russian Navy. There will be one more reason for sanctions," famous Ukrainian blogger and volunteer investigator Anton Pavlushko wrote.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/p370221