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Border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Crimea detained in the Western part of the Azov sea, a ship with four Ukrainians. On Saturday, February 15, reported in a press-Department service, transfers “Interfax”.
We are talking about small ship, on Board of which there were four citizens of Ukraine without identity documents, as well as ship and registration documents. “The captain of the ship has not fulfilled a legitimate requirement for the boundary order to stop and attempted to flee”, — told the Agency.
During the inspection of the boats was discovered more than 290 instances flounder-Kalkan, and illegal fishing gear — fixed network. Currently the ship with the Ukrainians delivered to the port of Kerch for further proceedings.
On 9 January it was reported that the Ukrainian military spotted the ship of the border guard of FSB of Russia near the Azov sea coast. It was discovered by pilots. The pilots forced the ship to depart from the Ukrainian coast at an “appropriate distance”. The Ukrainian side claims that the ship led the exploration.
The sea of Azov in December 2003, it was considered internal waters of Russia and Ukraine under the joint control — according to the agreement on cooperation in using the Azov sea and the Kerch Strait. However, the question of the border finally was not solved.
After the Crimea according to the results of the national referendum became part of Russia in 2014, and Kiev refused to recognize this, the question of the Maritime boundary and the legal status of the Azov sea became more pressing. In November 2018, it led to the incident with the seizure of Russian border guards three Ukrainian boats and their crews. Russia insists that the ship deliberately violated Russian Maritime border.
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