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Former Security Service officers participate in capturing Ukraine's ships in Azov Sea

Russia took captive 24 Ukrainian sailors
19:32, 29 November 2018

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Former officers of Ukraine’s Security Service, probably two of them, took part in capturing the Ukrainian sailors and vessels in Kerch Strait, as Oleg Frolov, the Deputy Head of the service, said at the briefing, 112 Ukraine reports.

“We have information that two former Security Service officers were implementing tasks on capturing of our vessels,” he said.

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As we reported 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.   

Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.

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On November 28, the Uriadovy Kurier, the official outlet of the Ukrainian Cabinet, published the presidential decree No.392, which activates the decision of the National Security and Defense Council in Ukraine about the 30-days-long martial law in Ukraine. 

On November 27-28, Kyiv District Court of Simferopol arrested the Ukrainian sailors until January 25, 2019, who were detained by Russian border officers.

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