As we read in the statement of the Ukrainian Ministry of Diplomacy, Russia From next week to October, he plans to close part of the Black Sea towards the Kerch Strait. The blockade will apply to military ships and ships of other countries. The reason is to be military exercises. MSZ Ukraine confirms that such actions Russia They are “another violation of international law and the next step in an escalation of tensions.”
Russia closes the Kerch Strait
The Kremlin claims the right to control the Kerch Strait, through which the bridge connecting the occupied Crimea with Russia was built. In 2018, near the Kerch Strait, Russia fired at 3 small Ukrainian Navy ships and detained their crews.
Ukraine – Russia provokes in the Sea of Azov
The Ukrainian Navy statement did not say exactly what provocations the Russian ships had committed. As we read, in Sea of Azov Units of the Russian Federal Security Service after Once Another attempted to obstruct the legal activities of a group of Ukrainian naval bandits. As it is written, regardless of these actions, Ukrainian ships continued to perform their duties. In turn, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Russia, under the pretext of military exercises, intends to impose a six-month blockade of shipping through the Kerch Strait that connects the Black Sea to Azov next week.
In 2018, in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, Russia fired on three Ukrainian military boats bound for the waters of the Sea of Azov. This at that time led to an escalation of tensions in the region.