Published on: Nov 25, 2018 @ 20:57 – AZOV SEA, Novorossiya – The escalation of the conflict saw three ships of Ukraine fired upon by boats of the Russian Federation. The Ukrainian naval vessels intended to illegally cross into the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait, which begins by the Crimea, according to Russian officials.
UPDATE: There is information about two wounded Ukrainian sailors. Because of the extraordinary events in Azov, Poroshenko convened a military council meeting.
The press center of the Ukrainian Navy has reported on the validity of such reports regarding the assault and seizure of three boats.
Three ships of the Ukrainian Navy, violating the UN Convention, illegally crossed the border of Russia, FRN confirms.
Several Russian ships began to pursue them at once – such a conclusion can be drawn from the video published by the FSB of Russia.
In the video below, we can see two Ukrainian boats are maneuvering and are crossing the course of the movement of Russian ships, which are being filmed, in order to escape prosecution.
“After leaving the 12-mile zone, the boats of the FSB of the Russian Federation opened fire on the naval group of the Ukrainian Navy. Damaged small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk”. The boat lost the course, there is a wounded. Weapons are used to kill, ”the press center of the Ukrainian Navy said.
Two armored boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and the raid tug “Yana Kapu” were captured. The Russians took them in tow ”, a source in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine told the media.