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Russia’s FSB detain fishers from occupied part of Ukraine in Taganrog Bay

The JFO headquarters added that the illegal demands of the occupation authority on the recovery of funds from the fishers in the benefit of the occupation administration forced them to make such step
17:50, 12 October 2018

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The FSB of Russia detained the sailors from occupied territory of Ukraine not far from Veselo-Voznesenka, Russia as the press service of the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) reported on Facebook.

“Particularly, today, the officers of the Border Guard Service of Russia’s FSB detained two citizens of Ukraine who were fishing at small vessel not far from Veselo-Voznesenka, Russia. The fishers entered Taganrog Bay from the temporarily occupied Kholodne,” the message said.

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The JFO headquarters added that the illegal demands of the occupation authority on the recovery of funds from the fishers in the benefit of the occupation administration forced them to make such step. Exactly this forces people to risk and find a better fishing off the coast of country-aggressor, not without risk to be detained by the representatives of the border guard service of FSB.

The Border Guard Service of Russia’s FSB already report that the detained Ukrainian did not possess the the permission for the fishing of the aquatic biological resources and that the case against them is already opened.

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Earlier the Ukrainian delegation to the UN accused the Russian side of violating the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Over the past three months, Russia's activity in the Sea of Azov has increased significantly. The Russians do not allow commercial vessels going to and leaving Ukrainian ports to pass through the Kerch Strait without hindrance. In this regard, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the Minister of Defense, the Chief of the General Staff, and the Ukrainian Navy to take measures to stop Russian provocations with regard to blocking the entry of ships into Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov. Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure has developed a set of measures in response to Russia's actions. At the same time, it was reported that the package of measures includes, among other things, restrictions on passenger traffic with Russia.

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Moreover, in July, Russia detained 148 ships for inspection in the Sea of Azov. Due to this, President Poroshenko entrusted the Defence Minister, the Head of the General Staff, and Command of Ukraine’s Naval Forces to take measures to stop Russian provocations concerning the blockade of Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov.

Ukraine also supports the imposition of sanctions against Russian Black Sea ports due to the blockade of the Sea of Azov.

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