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Entire Ukrainian fleet scrambled on red alert, Ukraine calls urgent UNSC session

All naval vessels ship out due to emregency in Sea of Azov
23:54, 25 November 2018

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All vessels of the Ukrainian Navy shipped out on the order from the HQ, because of the Russian Navy group attack in Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov. This is mentioned in the respective tweet of the HQ of the Ukrainian Navy

Besides, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry, which earlier condemned the act of Russian military aggression, urged the UN Security Council to convene for an emergency session because of the situation. 'Today's dangerous events in the Sea of Azov show that a new front of Russian aggression is open. Ukraine urges the emergency session of the UN Security Council', Maryana Betsa, the Ministry's spokesperson posted on Twitter

Earlier the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. The press office of the Ukrainian Navy reported this on Facebook.  

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‘November 25, the ships of the Ukrainian Navy with two armored gunboats and a sea mule tugboat have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. The intention to make the transition was informed in advance in accordance with international standards in order to ensure the safety of navigation. However, contrary to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Treaty between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on cooperation in the use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, the Russian coast guard ships - Sobol class patrol boat, Don border guard cruiser, Mangust class patrol boat and Suzdalets anti-submarine warfare ship performed blatantly aggressive acts against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy,’ reads the message. 

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