The speaker of Russia’s decrease space of parliament plans to present state awards to the border guards who fired on and seized 3 Ukrainian vessels and 24 sailors per week in the past, Russian media say.
Vyacheslav Volodin mentioned they acted “faultlessly, courageously” to thwart what Russia describes as a contravention of its maritime border within the Black Sea.
Ukraine and Western international locations have condemned the incident as a flagrant violation of world regulation.
They deny it was once in Russia’s waters.
It was once essentially the most unhealthy conflict between the 2 since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014.
A minimum of 3 of the 24 Ukrainian carrier team of workers have been injured within the incident, and all have been detained for 60 days.
Mr Volodin mentioned, quoted via RIA information company: “I wish to emphasise that that is the opinion of the entire political factions within the State Duma – our border guards carried out themselves faultlessly, they courageously and successfully performed the duty of shielding our borders, and adopted all world norms and regulations.”
The chamber’s safety and anti-corruption committee would glance into the topic of honouring the troops, he added.
This isn’t the primary time Russia has proposed state awards for the world over arguable figures.
In March 2015 some of the suspects within the 2006 homicide in London of the Russian secret agent Alexander Litvinenko, Andrei Lugovoi, was once given a medal for “products and services to the Motherland” via President Vladimir Putin.