Russia said the reasons for the provocations of the Ukraine near Kerch Strait

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Gregory Karasipahi: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti

Moscow understood the purpose of provocation Ukrainian military violated the state border of Russia. This was stated by Russian Deputy foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, RIA Novosti reported.

“Clear goal “shake” Ukraine Declaration of martial law, mobilize anti-Russian sentiments of the West, to toughen anti-Russian sanctions,” he said. Foreign Ministry spokesman also pointed out that the background of the current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, “apparently, it’s easier to expand his campaign”.

Earlier it was reported that the Russian FSB and the border guards, using weapons, were detained near the Kerch Strait, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine — boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu”. As stated, the Ukrainian military does not recognize the Russian status of Crimea and waters around him, did not respond to the demands of border guards to stay, while made dangerous maneuvers. Three sailors were injured, they received assistance, threats to their life there. In Russia for violation of the state border, a criminal case.

The FSB called the incident a provocation. The command of the Ukrainian Navy declared that ships going from Odessa to Mariupol legally. Kyiv is also considered the incident “an act of military aggression”, demanded the return of the detained sailors, as well as to compensate damages caused.

Because of the incident passage for ships on the Kerch Strait was temporarily closed.

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Video, photo All from Russia.

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