The head of the SBU has recognized that the Board of the Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait were scouts
KIEV, November 27. /TASS/. The head of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak confirmed information about the visit of two employees of military counterintelligence of the Department on Board the ships of naval forces of Ukraine, who were detained last Sunday in the Kerch Strait in connection with violation of Russian border.
“Officers of the Ukrainian security services performed the tasks of counter-intelligence security unit of the Ukrainian Navy, as provided in article 12 of the law of Ukraine “About security Service of Ukraine”, — said Hrytsak press service of the Ministry.
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November 25 three ships of naval forces of Ukraine violated the right of passage of warships through the territorial sea of the Russian Federation when following from the Black to the Azov sea. For their compulsory stop in the Kerch Strait weapon was used, three servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy, was slightly injured, they received medical treatment. The ships were detained and brought to Kerch, for violation of the state border of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case. The Russian side has called the incident a provocation, the Ukrainian authorities initiated the introduction of martial law, and the EU and NATO called for de-escalation of the situation.
In the center of public relations of the FSB in this regard, reported that among the detainees was, in particular, the operations officer of the 7th Department of the main Directorate of military counterintelligence of SBU senior Lieutenant Andriy Drach (was on the boat “Nikopol”).
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