MOSCOW – The incident with the Ukrainian navy and the Russian border was a provocation of Ukrainian side. The Ukrainian president Petro Porosjenko wants his popularity to increase in light of upcoming elections.
The Ukrainian ships were first fired upon and then seized.
That said, Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. According to him, the waters where the incident Sunday took place “has always been” Russian and held by the Ukrainian vessels do not comply with the Russian rules in order to pass. According to Putin was no more than a “grensincident.”
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The Ukrainian ships through the Strait of Kerch to the Sea of Azov. There they were taken under fire and hit by a vessel of the Russian border guard service. The three ships were seized and the 24 crew members had to participate.
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