The defense Ministry confirmed the military’s involvement in the incident in the Kerch Strait
Moscow. 30 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — Russian military were attracted to prevent the provocations of the Ukrainian Navy ships in the Kerch Strait on November 25, said the head of the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mezentsev.
“Thanks to good cooperation between the border service of the FSB of Russia, Rosmorrechflot, and the forces of the southern military district on November 25 stopped provocative actions of the naval forces of Ukraine, illegally intruded into the territorial sea of the Russian Federation. Violators apprehended,” said the little fingers of the conference on interagency cooperation.
The day of the incident, on 25 November, a source in Crimea told “Interfax” that in connection with the attempt of three Ukrainian ships to pass the Strait of Kerch for patrol district sent several Russian combat aircraft. The NTV television channel, in his report confirms that “over the Crimean bridge circled a pair of su-25”. The TV station showed footage of the flight of Russian aircraft.