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The ships of the Ukrainian Navy, raised the Russian side of Kerch to return to Kiev will be towed to a mooring, then escorted to the port of Odessa. It is reported by “Star”, not indicating the source of information.
Wrote a site “Duma” concerning the Odessa news, the ships will give Ukraine about 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) from Odessa, not far from the Crimean Cape Tarkhankut. Them from Ukrainian ports out special court — search and rescue vessel “Sapphire” and the tugs “Titan” and “Gaydamak”.
As of 14:00 Moscow time, three ships of the Ukrainian Navy came from Kerch and passed under the arches of the Crimean bridge, accompanied by tugs and the Russian coast guard.
As reported by “Kommersant” sources in the Russian government, Moscow is ready to return to Kiev ships detained a year ago in the Kerch Strait, before the summit in “Norman format”, which will take place on 9 December. The Russian foreign Ministry then said that the transfer of ships is not associated with the upcoming event, and recalled that the proposal to return the equipment to the Ukrainian side have not lost their relevance.
25 Nov 2018 border Department of the FSB of Russia detained in the area of the Kerch Strait, three ships of the Ukrainian Navy boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu” — in connection with the unlawful crossing of the state border. Along with vehicles were detained 24 Ukrainian servicemen, including two employees of the security Service of Ukraine. They were all returned to Kiev during the September exchange of detainees.
Kiev found Moscow’s actions “an act of military aggression,” in some areas of the country, bordering Russia and Transnistria, was temporarily placed under martial law. The Kremlin in turn accused the then Ukrainian leadership of provocation.
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