Photo: Press service of border Department of the FSB of the Russian Federation the Republic of Crimea / RIA Novosti
The head of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak has confirmed that Ukrainian ships, which were detained by the FSB of Russia in the Kerch Strait, were Agency staff. On Tuesday, November 27, reported on the website of the intelligence services.
“Officers of the Ukrainian security services performed the tasks of counter-intelligence security units of the naval forces of Ukraine”, — stated in the message.
November 26, Deputy permanent representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky reported that one of the detained Ukrainian courts were two employees of SBU who admitted that he had a special task.
On 26 November, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the decree of the President of Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of martial law in some areas of the country. The document will come into force on 28 November and will affect the areas bordering with Russia and Moldova, Transnistria and is located along the coast of the Black and Azov seas.
The incident in the Kerch Strait took place on 25 November. The FSB detained three ships of naval forces of Ukraine, of the boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu”, which entered the territorial waters of Russia near the Crimea (Kiev does not recognize the Russian status of the Peninsula and waters around it are approx. “Of the tape.ru”), did not respond to the requirement to stop and began a dangerous maneuver. Kiev has called the detention of vessels “an act of military aggression”. The Russian side considered the incident a dangerous provocation.
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