In the Federal security service of Russia said that the closure of the Kerch Strait before the incident with Ukrainian military vehicles was associated allegedly “preventing provocative actions which could be implemented, including concerning the Crimean bridge.”
This was stated by first Deputy head of the coast guard Department of the FSB Border service of Russia Alexei Volsky, reports “Interfax”.
Primarily, this was due to a warning, provocation, provocative action that could be exercised by the courts of the Navy of Ukraine concerning the Crimean bridge and on navigation safety in the KEK-Kerch channel,
– expressed the position of Russia vol.
However, he said that the blockade of Ukrainian sea ports on the Azov sea from Russian sources, no.
“There is no question about the so-called blockade of Ukrainian ports is not. No bias or of abuse did not happen” – said the representative of the FSB.
It is worth noting that Ukrainian military vehicles moved from the port of Odessa to the port of Mariupol and planned according to international standards. In addition, this transition they pre-warned the Russian side that did not receive any objections.
By the way, Russia continues to create obstacles for the passage of ships through the Kerch Strait from the Ukrainian port, in spite of all international commitments. As of December 7, the pass was expecting more than 100 ships.
What is known about the events in the Kerch Strait?25 Nov in the Kerch Strait the Russian border guard ship rammed the RAID tug of the Ukrainian military. It is known that 2 of the Ukrainian military small armored artillery boats and offshore tug went according to plan and according to international standards from the port of Odessa to the port in Mariupol.
However, Russia said that the Ukrainian warships allegedly illegal came in temporarily closed the waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and continued moving to the Kerch Strait.
A group of Ukrainian ships continued on their way to Mariupol. However, during exit from the Kerch Strait, the Russian border guard vessel opened fire on Ukrainian ships, resulting in 6 Ukrainian sailors were injured. Russia also seized 2 Ukrainian vessel and captured 24 Ukrainian sailors, who were later arrested in the occupied Crimea and taken to Moscow prison.
After that, the Ukraine was put into 10 regions martial law until December 26. In addition, 30 November Ukraine has banned the entry into its territory of male Russian citizens aged 16-60 years.
Russia also is not the first month blocks in the Azov sea foreign ships, was heading to the Ukrainian ports. Because of this, the Ukrainian economy will suffer significant losses.