Six Ukrainian sailors wounded during shelling and capturing of ships by Russians, - Ukraine's Navy

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian invaders captured three Ukrainian warships
00:30, 26 November 2018

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Six Ukrainian sailors were wounded in the shelling and capturing of the Ukrainian Navy ships by the Russian Federation. The press service of the Navy of Ukraine reports it on Facebook

"According to the latest information, the Berdyansk ship and Yany Kapu tug are being seized and towed. Another ship, Nikopol, is blocked and moves, accompanied by invaders. Six Ukrainian soldiers were injured,” said in a statement.

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. 

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‘Today, 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.

Russian authorities said that three Ukrainian warships in the Sea of Azov illegally entered the territorial waters of the Russian Federation and headed to the Kerch Strait. This is particularly stated in the message of the Federal Security Service border guards in Crimea, TASS reported.

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The boats of the Russian Border Guard Service opened fire on the ship group of the Ukrainian Navy, which was moving towards the exit from the Kerch Strait. 

'After the exit from the 12-mile area, gunboats of the Border Guard of Russian Federal Security Service fired on the naval group of the Ukrainian Navy of Ukraine's Armed Forces. Berdyansk, small armored gunboat, took damage. The boat ceased to move, a man was wounded,' the message says.

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