The ships of naval forces of Ukraine “Donbass” and “koretz”, came to the sea of Azov to counter the “provocative actions” of Russia and strengthening of the Ukrainian group was ready to engage in battle with the Russian border guards, passing through the Kerch Strait. In an interview with “UKRINFORM” said the Deputy chief of staff Maritime command of the Ukrainian Navy and led the passage of captain first rank Dmitry Kovalenko.
He noted that the passage was nervous. “The battle group, guns — all were loaded. Two people in full gear stood in a visible place — to the Russians saw. All the other, also fully equipped, were ready at any moment to run out,” said the captain.
“Camouflage netting was delayed to hide the movement, fire hoses laid out to be washed, if would be useful. They can climb, not shooting. And we only have to shoot. I would have looked at them if they tried. Still, eight kilograms of water-jet! Man is easy to wash off the side,” — said Kovalenko on the actions of the Ukrainian sailors.
22 September, the Ukrainian warship “Donbass” and “koretz” entered the exclusive economic zone of Russia near the coast of the Crimea and held under the Crimean bridge. The ships went to Berdyansk to create a naval base in the sea of Azov. At a safe distance they were accompanied by the coast guard of the Border service of FSB of Russia.
Ukraine believes that Russia violate the rights of Kiev in the Black and Azov seas, and in this regard, is suing the Moscow. After completion of construction of Crimean bridge across the Kerch Strait between the two countries began to increase the tension in the sea of Azov. Ukraine fears that Russia will block the country access to that sea. The border guards of both countries several times detained and arrested belong to each other court in the Azov area.
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