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The transfer of Ukraine detained three ships took place. Information about this appeared on the official website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia.
“On November 18 handed over to the Ukrainian side three ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which in November 2018, violated the border of the Russian Federation in deliberate provocation of Kiev in the Kerch Strait,” — said in a statement. They added that this became possible because the Russian authorities have completed the necessary investigative actions in criminal proceedings. It is noted that the ships are evidence in it.
On 15 November it became known that Moscow has decided to return to Kiev ships before the summit in “Norman format”, scheduled for December 9. 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 returned to Kiev during the September exchange of detainees.
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