Border Guard Service records unlawful act of Russia in Ukraine’s Maritime Economic Zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia moved captured in 2014 “Petro Hodovanets” oil rig from Holitsynsky to Shtormove gas condensate field
18:40, 10 October 2018

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) recorded one more fact of the unlawful actions of the Russian Federation in the Maritime Economic Zone of Ukraine, the press office of the SBGS reports.

‘It is found that “Petro Hodovanets” self-lifting oil rig, which was captured in 2014 and later was renamed by the occupation authorities in “Crimea-2,” moved from Holitsynsky to Shtormove gas condensate field,’ reads the message.

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The ship of Ukrainian Maritime Border Guard approached the field, Russian Black Sea Fleet and Russia’s FSB Border Service Coast Guard ships using radio communications asked the Ukrainian ship about the purpose of being in the "economic zone of Russia." Having received an answer that the ship of the Maritime Border Guard of the SBGS is in service in the Maritime Economic Zone of Ukraine, they said they had no more questions.

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The data concerning this incident was summarized and forwarded to the Military Prosecutor’s office, the Prosecutor’s office of the Autonomous Crimean Republic, Security Service of Ukraine, and also ”Chornomornaftogaz” public joint-stock company was informed.

Reportedly, the border guards received the evidence of the illegal exploitation of the captured oil rigs in Crimea by Russia.

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