The FSB has interrogated the Ukrainian military personnel detained in Kerch Strait
MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/ — the Agency has confirmed that the coordinators of the provocations were two employees of SBU, is located directly on the Ukrainian ships.
The FSB interrogated Ukrainian servicemen detained in the Kerch Strait. About TASS reported the public relations Center of the FSB, which has distributed a video questioning.
In particular, the interviewed officer of the 7th Department of the Main Directorate of military counterintelligence of SBU senior Lieutenant Andriy Drach (was on the boat “Nikopol”), gunnery signalman, sailor of the boat “Nikopol” Sergey Tsybizov, the commander of the division support vessels of the naval base South of the naval forces of Ukraine (military unit A-1728), captain of the 3rd rank Vladimir Lesovoy.
While marching to the Crimean bridge the ships of the Ukrainian Navy initially claimed that they did not plan a passage across the Kerch Strait, said the Agency.
24 November at 21:30 GMT at the approach of the ships of naval forces of Ukraine to the Russian border of PSCA-302 briefed them about the rules of crossing the state border of the Russian Federation and the order of navigation through Kerch-Yenikalsky channel, which entails the filing of the application with the Maritime administration of the Kerch port for 24 or 48 hours. Confirmation must be received within 4 hours. Such a procedure was not complied with, the report says the FSB. “Commanders of the ships of naval forces of Ukraine received the answer that the crossing of the state border of the Russian Federation and the passage of the Strait of Kerch naval group is not planned”, — added in Department.
The invasion of territorial waters
The FSB stressed that the Ukrainian warships intruded into the territorial waters of the Russian Federation, which was established even before the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.
“Ukrainian military ships entered the territorial waters on direct orders of the Kiev authorities. Ukrainian military vehicles invaded the territorial waters of Russia, which was established even before the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. Coordinated provocations carried out by two officers of SBU who were directly at the Ukrainian courts”, — stated in the message.
Ignoring the warnings of the border guards
The FSB also noted that the border guard ships opened fire on the boat of naval forces of Ukraine “Berdyansk” after repeated warnings to stop and attempted to escape.
As reported in Department, at 07:20 GMT Russian border patrol ships “don” and “Emerald” took measures to prevent the passage of ships of the Ukrainian Navy Kerch-Yenikalsky channel, called the Ukrainian ships on the radio and demanded to immediately leave the territorial sea of the Russian Federation (in accordance with article 30 of the UN Convention on the law of the sea 1982). “A request to leave the territorial sea of the Russian Federation by courts of the Ukrainian Navy were ignored” — said the FSB.
At 08:35 MSK ships of the Ukrainian Navy was put on alert — uncovered artillery guns, artillery raised at a 45 degree angle and aimed in the direction of the ships and boats of the Russian Federation. “The Russian side brought to the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, in the territorial sea of the Russian Federation the threat of use of weapons will be treated as a violation of international law and the legislation of the Russian Federation”, — said the FSB.