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The incident in the Kerch Strait has shown that the Russian authorities can use the coast guard for illegal operations, writes the American edition of War is Boring. For publication Monday, December 3, drew the attention of the Agency UNIAN.
The authors of the article believe that Russia is deliberately involved the coast guard in the incident, as it has done in other countries. “China has successfully used its coast guard and marine police to announce their presence, to carry out harassment and sabotage under the pretext of defensive military actions,” the article says.
NATO needs to reconsider its engagement with on the Russian border, say the journalists. Members of the coast services of the United States, Canada and Norway interact with Russian colleagues on security issues, including fisheries, oil spills, and search and rescue operations.
In addition, according to the authors, the incident in the Kerch Strait has become a “deadlock” after Russia failed to justify the presence of “green men” in the Donbass.
On 25 November, the FSB said that the three warships of Ukraine violated the sea border of Russia and are moving to the Kerch Strait, making dangerous maneuvers and not responding to legitimate demands. The Strait was blocked in the air was raised military aviation. Kiev said that the ships going from Odessa to Mariupol, as it was known in advance. In the evening the Ukrainian ships were detained. Ukraine called the actions of Russia’s military aggression, introduced in some regions of the Republic of martial law, and established restrictions on access to the country by Russian men.
The term “polite people” or “little green men”, widespread in connection with the release of the Crimea from Ukraine and joining the Peninsula to Russia. So the Internet began to call the Russian commandos, enforcing order in the region in February-March 2014.
Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in military actions in the Donbass. Moscow denies all the accusations and emphasizes that it is not a party to domestic conflict.
The coast guard is the authority of the FSB Border service of Russia, whose purpose — protection of interests of the Russian Federation in the border area, in the inland sea waters and territorial seas and in the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf of the country.
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