Ukraine has accused Russian military ship hit the tug

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Photo: Press service of border Department of the FSB of the Russian Federation for Republic of Crimea

A Russian ship rammed the Ukrainian RAID tug and caused damage, said in the press center of command of naval forces of the Republic.

As claimed by the Ukrainian Navy, November 25, two small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and RAID tug “Yana Kapu” carried out a planned transition from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol in the Azov sea, than was previously reported. However, the Russian boats of the type “Sable” and “mongoose”, the ship “don” and small anti-submarine ship “Suzdalets” committed against the Ukrainian ships “aggressive actions”.

The “border cruiser “don” made a battering RAM of our Harbor tugs, which damaged the main engine of the ship, covering and guard rails, lost raft. Dispatching service of the occupiers refusing to ensure the right of freedom of navigation, guaranteed by international agreements”, — stated in the message of the Ukrainian Navy.

“Berdyansk”, “Nikopol” and “Yana Kapu” continue to go to the port of Mariupol, fixed “all illegal actions” which will give “competent international bodies”. “The Russian Federation once again demonstrated its aggressive nature and complete disregard for the norms of international law”, — said the Ukrainian command.

On the morning of November 25, the border Department of the FSB in the Crimea reported that three Ukrainian ship illegally crossed the state border, moving in the direction of the Kerch Strait, dangerous maneuvers and do not obey the lawful demands of the Russian authorities.

“Already five o’clock in the Russian territorial waters in the Black sea ongoing provocative actions of the three ships of the Ukrainian Navy. Their goal is clear — to create a conflict situation in the region”, — said later in the Center of public relations of FSB, reports “Interfax”.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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