Ukraine will increase its military presence in the sea of Azov
Ukraine will soon increase the military potential on the Azov direction, the statements of the commander of the Ukrainian Navy Igor Voronchenko, which gave the press center of the Navy of the country.
“Admiral Igor Voronchenko also noted that in the near future it is planned to increase naval group, marine infantry and artillery on the Azov direction for protection of all borders and peaceful labor activities in the waters of the sea of Azov”, — stated in the message.
On Tuesday, August 28, Ukraine has begun is command-staff doctrines “the Storm-2018” with the participation of the Navy, air force, border guard and special operations forces to test “the rating actions reflect the air attack, rearrange forces and anti-sabotage defence,” reads the message of the Ukrainian Navy.
In early August, to strengthen the military presence of Ukraine in the Azov sea, including the deployment of combat boats, proposed Secretary of national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov.
He explained this “expansion” of Russia and its attempts to “actually start a military and economic blockade of the Azov coast of Ukraine.”
Under the agreement on cooperation in using the Azov sea and the Kerch Strait between Russia and Ukraine, they are recognized as internal waters.
The organizational force of the Ukrainian Navy in the sea of Azov are United in Mariupol group of sea protection. It has up to 20 boats, more than half of them small. The flagship of the group serves as a border patrol ship of the Soviet construction of the “Donbass” with a displacement of about 200 tons In June, the Ukrainian military intelligence reported on the transfer of 40 combat ships of the black sea fleet of Russia in the Azov sea and Russia establishing full control over its waters.