The Ukrainian vessels will not repeat the attempts to cross the Kerch Strait, as Donbass.Realii reported citing Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak.
“Ukrainian and some other vessels pass through the Kerch Strait every day. We are not going to repeat the military attempts, as it took place (in 2018, - 112.international). But we will think about how to do it without consequences,” Khomchak said.
In November 2018, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked 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. Ukrainian ships were rejected passage via the Kerch Strait, Russian coast guards opened aimed fire on them.
All 24 sailors on board were captured and delivered to Moscow – 21 of them were delivered to Lefortovo remand center, the rest came to the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison.