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Transfer Kiev-three Ukrainian Navy ships detained a year ago in the Kerch Strait, is based on the Russian-Ukrainian agreements. About this “Interfax” reported the press service of border Department of the FSB in the Crimea.
It specified that the transfer of ships will be held on November 18 at the agreed place. Other details in the office failed.
Earlier on November 17 three Ukrainian warships boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu” was derived from Kerch accompanied by the Russian coast guard. According to sources, they are towed to neutral waters of the Black sea, to the place of transfer to the Ukrainian side; as reported by the Odessa journalists, is located approximately 111 miles from Odessa. According to their information, after the transfer technique will be escorted to the port of Odessa.
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 Ukrainian leadership of provocation.
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