International media reported t on Friday, February 25 that Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine's at the UN posted on his Twitter account that a Panama-flagged ship was among those attacked by the Russian Navy in the Black Sea.
Kyslytsya did not specify the number of ships attacked or the damage caused by the Russian military attacks.
In the last few hours, Russian military forces tightened their siege on the city of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. According to international news agencies, this Friday there were fighting in some neighborhoods of the city.
The Russian offensive against Ukraine has left more than 100 dead and some 100,000 displaced, according to official Ukrainian figures reported by AFP.
On Thursday, the Government of the Republic of Panama stated that it "deeply regretted" the recent events in Ukraine, which "contravene the fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations ."
"Panama, as a country that advocates dialogue and international law, urges to resume the paths of negotiation and diplomacy that renew hope for peace, security and stability," the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Merchant Marine Directorate of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) urged all Panamanian-flagged ships to avoid transiting through Ukrainian and Russian waters in the Black Sea (located between Eastern Europe and Western Asia) and the Azov Sea. (located northeast of the Crimean peninsula, between Russia and Ukraine).
In the case of those ships with a Panamanian flag that are in Ukrainian ports or in transit through those regions, they were asked to be under maximum surveillance, that is, to increase security measures.
With situation that is occurring between the Russian and Ukrainian governments, the administration recommends all owners, operators and captains of Panamanian-flagged vessels to exercise extreme caution when operating in these areas, the entity stressed.