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Ukraine’s armed forces stepped up military presence in the sea of Azov. About this in his Facebook said the commander of Land forces of VSU the General-the Colonel Sergey Popko.
“In response to the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation in the sea of Azov, by decision of the General staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, strengthened the Armed Forces, including Ground troops, on the Azov direction. Measures to ensure full control of the situation in the region, supporting the actions of the naval group, to ensure reliable defense of the sea coast” — he wrote.
On 9 September the naval forces of Ukraine started to transfer to the sea of Azov small armored artillery boats. The edition “Ukrainian military portal” writes that all will be sent three of these ships, and before the end of the current year in Azov is a full-fledged base of the Ukrainian Navy.
About Kiev plans to increase the grouping of the ships in the sea of Azov was announced in late August. Ukrainian authorities say they see the threat of the military-economic blockade by Russia.
On August 29 Ukraine said the development plan to reflect the “aggression” of Russia in the Azov sea. According to the former commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Vice-Admiral Sergei Haiduk, first of all, Kiev should develop likely scenarios of Russia’s actions. The second step, he said, should become “political, economic, informational and, in the end, the power “homework” in case of aggravation of the situation in any of the possible scenarios of Russia’s actions”.
Relations between Kyiv and Moscow deteriorated sharply after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in March 2014 and the beginning of the conflict in the Donbass in April of the same year. Ukraine accuses Moscow regularly in the conduct of hostilities in the South-East of its territory and calls the aggressor, the Kremlin rejects these accusations
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