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The Russian black sea fleet has denied entering the patrol ship “Sharp-witted” in the area of the exercises of Ukraine and NATO. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the fleet.
“The message of the Ukrainian Navy for allegedly entering the patrol ship of the black sea fleet “Sharp-witted” in the restricted area of the exercises Sea Breeze-2019 is untrue”, — stated in the message.
It is also noted that the “Sharpness” doing “activities to monitor the actions of the NATO ships” in order to promptly react to possible emergency situations that may pose a threat to civilian shipping. The press service stressed that the patrol boat operates “in strict compliance with international law”.
Earlier, the Ukrainian Navy reported that the patrol ship “Sharp-witted” gone into the closed area of the joint exercises of the country with the Alliance. There the ships of the international coalition conducted practical shooting. According to the Ukrainian side, “Sharp-witted” did not respond to queries from the frigate “Hetman Sahaidachny”, “pretending that he had a communication problem”. Other details have not resulted.
1 July it was reported that the black sea fleet of Russia will supervise the actions of the NATO ships in the exercises Sea Breeze-2019, which are from 1 to 12 July, including on the territory of Ukraine. In the maneuvers involved 19 countries, 32 of the ship and about a thousand personnel of the marine corps. The Russian foreign Ministry exercises a “dangerous idea.”
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