Ship of Russian coast guard spotted near Mariupol
12:51, 30 March 2016

Ship of Russian coast guard spotted near Mariupol

The ship performed radio-electronic surveillance

12:51, 30 March 2016


Tikhiy Don (Silent Don), the ship of Russian coast guard, was spotted near Mariupol, the government-held port city in Donetsk region. Press officer of the Ukrainian military Olexandr Kindsfater reported this on March 30.

According to him, the ship performed radio-electronic surveillance at the distance of some 12 miles from the coast of Mariupol.

Kindsfater added that Ukrainian border guards keep an eye on the ship. Currently, it stays at a safe distance, but in case it approaches, the Ukrainian side will be ready to respond, the military spokesman said.    

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