The ships of naval forces of Ukraine detained by the border guard service, Rfoto: press service of border Department of the FSB of the Russian Federation the Republic of Crimea / RIA Novosti
On one of the Ukrainian ships detained by the border guards of the FSB in the Kerch Strait, were two employees of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU). This was announced by the Deputy permanent representative of Russia to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy, reports TASS.
“On one of the vessels was two employees of the security Service of Ukraine, who admitted that he had a special task — to act in this way”, — said the diplomat.
During an emergency meeting of the UN security Council Polanski also explained that the territorial waters where ships entered Ukraine belonged to Russia before the annexation of Crimea in 2014. He called actions of the Ukrainian side, “a gross provocation”, which deliberately cover the UN. The diplomat noted that the Council only pays attention to the sovereignty of Ukraine and urged to relate to the sovereignty of Russia with the same respect.
25 Nov patrol of the border Department of the FSB detained in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine — boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu”. Ukrainian military entered the territorial waters of the Crimea, has not responded to the requirement to stop and began to do dangerous maneuvers. The FSB called the incident a provocation. Criminal case about violation of the state border.
The command of the Ukrainian Navy declared that ships going from Odessa to Mariupol legally. Kiev called the detention of the ships “an act of military aggression” and announced the imposition of martial law in the country. Ukraine does not recognize the Russian status of Crimea and the waters around him and considers them his.
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