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In the DPR have announced preparation of provocations by Ukraine in the Sea of Azov - RIA Novosti, 11/9/2018


The ship of Naval Forces of Ukraine in Mariupol
MOSCOW, 9 Nov — RIA Novosti. The Security Service of Ukraine prepares large-scale provocations in the Sea of Azov, the representative of National militia of the self-proclaimed DPR Eduard Basurin has said. The Donetsk news agency reports about it. According to him, the Ukrainian intelligence agencies develop for the beginning of 2019 "several scenarios of provocations in the water area of the Sea of Azov" — up to flooding of the commercial vessel, "and both Ukrainian, and foreign". Under tension escalation cover the Ukrainian security officers can make an attempt of sea-borne invasion on the territory of the DPR, Basurin has emphasized. The situation with navigation in the Sea of Azov has become aggravated at the beginning of a year. In March Ukraine has detained the trawler "North" with ten Russians onboard. To the captain threatens up to five years of imprisonment for illegal visit of the Crimea "for the purpose of infliction of harm to the state interests". In August in the port of Kherson have detained the Mechanic Pogodin tanker. © AFP 2018/Alexander Khudoteply Kiev has accused Russia of working off of blockade of the Ukrainian ports in Azov the moremoskva has considered actions of Kiev "sea terrorism" and has answered with strengthening of boundary examinations in the part of the Sea of Azov. Then the Ukrainian frontier guards have accused the Russian authorities of "tough policy of detention and survey of vessels". At the same time the Crimean Border Service of FSB stated that it carries out inspections according to the international marine law and didn't receive claims from shipowners, and in the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry recognized that the Russian frontier guards don't violate protocols at survey. Later Kiev has expressed the intention to strengthen military presence in the Sea of Azov and to create naval base in the region.

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