The Ministry of Foreign Affairs initiates that the Ukrainian special forces accompanied the ships which go under the Ukrainian flag and which crew members are Ukrainians.
It was declared by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Pyotr Poroshenko on air of Ukraine TV channel on November 9.
"We made the offer in order that in addition to this program ("Atalanta") our special troops Ukrainian which will be financed from the Ukrainian budget, accompanied the ships under the Ukrainian flag and with the Ukrainian crew", - he told.
According to Poroshenko, agreements with the Cabinet are already reached upon that financing of such maintenance was carried out since 2010.
At the same time he noted that this question demands legislative settlement of use of Armed forces abroad, agreements with socialist countries under the flag of which go the ships about presence on them the Ukrainian special forces.
Besides, the minister considers necessary legislative settlement of work of the Ukrainian seamen, providing with their insurance, and also settlements of activity of the crewing companies.
He hoped that by consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of the bills connected with ensuring activity of our seamen abroad, all political forces presented in parliament will support them.
As reported Ukranews, on November 5 the Somali pirates captured the Delvina bulk ship going under the flag of the Marshall Islands, with Ukraine - the Philippine crew onboard.
Besides, now in captivity of pirates there are 24 Ukrainian seamen from the vessel "Ariana" who were captured still on May 2.
We will remind, in September Ukraine suggested the UN to create the international center of response to piracy problems in one of the African countries.