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The command ship “Donbass” and the tug “koretz”, referring to the Ukrainian Navy and on September 22 included in the exclusive economic zone of Russia at coast of the Crimea, sent to Berdyansk to create a naval base in the sea of Azov. About it reports “Ukrainian military portal”.
It is expected that the ships will pass in the sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait. In Berdyansk, they will become the basis of a new base of naval forces of Ukraine.
“Donbass” and “shingle” came from the Western naval base of naval forces of Ukraine in Odessa on September 20. On 22 September they approached the Crimea, and entered the Russian waters, after which they began to escort the ships of the coast guard border service of the FSB.
As the “Donbass” and “koretz” previously based in Sevastopol, and in March 2014 were occupied by the Russian military. Soon both ships were returned to Ukraine. “Donbass” was launched in 1969 and served as a floating Studio Soviet fleet. It burned in 2004, and in 2007, was rescued by the Russian fleet during a storm. “Koretz” built in 1973.
Ukraine believes that Russia violate the rights of Kiev in the Black and Azov seas, and in this regard, is suing the Moscow. In addition, after completion of construction of Crimean bridge across the Kerch Strait between the two countries began to increase the tension in the sea of Azov. Ukraine fears that Russia will block the country access to that sea. The border guards of both countries several times detained and arrested belong to each other court in the Azov area.
Video, photo All from Russia.