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The statement of the captain of the first rank of naval forces of Ukraine Yevhen Lopokova about how the Ukrainian side “to get his part” of the Azov sea is just a fantasy. This was stated by the Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense and security Yuri Svitkin, reports RT.
“All this is fancy, the next step aimed to create, even within the information space of a certain tension. In addition, an attempt to appeal to Western sponsors of its hostile foreign policy against our state,” said Switchin.
According to him, if the offer Lopokova to terminate the agreement with Russia on cooperation in the Azov sea will be implemented in the first place it will have a negative impact on the Ukrainian side.
Earlier on October 27 Eugene Lupakov said that Kiev needs to take drastic action, without waiting for assistance from the European Union to “restore” his control over the sea of Azov. He proposed a plan consisting of four steps: to terminate the contract with Russia, to establish lines of Ukrainian sea borders, to declare the conduct of the exercise and invite the NATO ships.
The situation in the Azov sea escalated in the spring of 2018, before the opening of the Crimean Kerch Strait bridge. Kiev has deemed the building illegal (Ukraine considers Crimea part of its territory — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) and expressed concerns that Russia will block access to that sea.
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