Tug “Yana Kapu” and armored “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” (left to right) Photo: TSOs FSB of the Russian Federation / RIA Novosti
Commander of the naval forces (naval forces) of Ukraine Admiral Igor Voronchenko told about the fate of the ships involved in the incident in the Kerch Strait in November 2018 and a year later returned to Russia. About it reports “Radio Freedom”.
According to him, the boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu” in the summer back out to sea. Voronchenko said that next week the Ukrainian Navy ships put in repair.
“We have made a list of the property that was stolen and shot, gave it to the investigating authorities. Was ballistics on fire “Berdyansk”. The Russians do not even removed the shrapnel,” said the Admiral, adding that the Navy is awaiting the arrival of the lawyers representing Ukraine in international courts.
10 February it became known about intention of the Ukrainian authorities to impose sanctions against Russian security forces who detained three ships in the Kerch Strait in the autumn of 2018. The Ministry of veterans Affairs, the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons stressed that have gathered enough information about involved in actions against ships of the Ukrainian Navy.
Two boats of naval forces of Ukraine “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the tug “Yana Kapu” was returned to Kiev on November 18. After that, the Ukrainian side has accused Russia that the ships are in terrible condition with missing bowls and small items like the interior ceiling. Meanwhile in FSB of Russia has refuted these claims and showed a video on Board the ships, taken shortly before their transfer. The video shows that even personal belongings were returned intact.
Video, photo All from Russia.