The International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on Friday that it will try to ensure safe passage for commercial ships out of war-torn Ukraine.

In a strongly-worded statement issued after an extraordinary session to discuss the issue, the UN’s maritime agency “strongly condemned” Russia’s invasion of its neighboring country.

The IMO also said it “deplored” Russian attacks and seizures of commercial vessels said to pose “a grave danger to life and serious risk to safety of navigation and the marine environment” in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.