Of naval forces of Ukraine reported the shelling of the Russian ships boats
Boats of border guard of FSB of Russia shelled Ukrainian ships off the coast of the Crimea, is reported in Facebook of the Ukrainian Navy. According to the Ukrainian military, the incident happened when the boats left the territorial waters of the Russian Federation.
“Damaged small armored gunboat “Berdyansk”. The boat lost speed, is wounded. The weapon used to defeat”, — stated in the message.
This information was confirmed by the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Borys Babin. “The forces of naval forces of Ukraine deploying aid. In addition, the Russians threatened to use a weapon during the release of ships of the Navy of the “territorial sea of the Russian Federation”, — he told.
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Babin reports that Russian forces “now conduct the seizure of the boats of the Ukrainian Navy”.
Meanwhile, Ukraine plans to appeal to the UN Security Council in connection with the situation which arose today in the sea with Russian and Ukrainian ships.
About it on Twitter said the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko. “On behalf of the President immediately appeal to the UN Security Council. The calling behavior of the aggressor can be stopped only through joint coordinated efforts!” — he wrote.
Earlier, the FSB reported that in the morning three ships of naval forces of Ukraine crossed the Russian border and included in the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of Russia. According to the FSB, the Ukrainian ships were moving to the Kerch Strait.
In the Ukrainian Navy said that two small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol”, as well as, and inshore tug “Yana Kapu” committed “planned transition” from the port of Odessa to Mariupol. The Department argued that the Russian side had been informed beforehand, and accused the Russian border boats in “aggressive actions”.