Ukraine's Security Service detains Russian tanker in Odesa region

18:19, 25 July 2019


Russian tanker that blocked the Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait in November 2018 is detained by Ukraine's SBU, State Security Service. NEYMA tanker was used by the Russian Navy to block the Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov, as the vessels were on their way to Mariupol.


Russian military vessels began to chase the Ukrainian ones.; they opened fire and captured 24 Ukrainian sailors. On July 25, 2019, the tanker was detained and considered a piece of evidence in the respective case opened in Ukraine.