President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with families of Ukrainian sailors detained last year near the Kerch Strait.
The Head of State stressed that he kept the situation under control. He also recalled the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on this matter.
"We are confident that the steps we are taking now will enable us to return the seamen in the near future," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
During the meeting, the parties raised the issue of supporting the families of sailors, in particular, the provision of housing.
They also discussed the draft law that envisages granting captured sailors the status of combatants. The President stressed that the incapability of the current Verkhovna Rada made the adoption of that document at the current stage impossible. He expressed confidence that the bill would be considered by people's deputies of a new convocation.