Recall that the Ukrainian artillery armored carriers “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” together with the Yany Kapu roadstead tug and the sailors were arrested by Russian border guards and taken to the port of Kerch. In the same Crimean city, medical assistance was provided to wounded Ukrainian sailors. They were injured during the forced opening of fire from the ship of the FSB of Russia Border Guard, as they did not respond to the Russian side’s demands to stop and stop the dangerous maneuvering in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation.
Ukrainian boats and tow without flags of Naval Forces of Ukraine in Kerch
As they were already joking on the net, Poroshenko keeps his word: he promised that the Ukrainian ships would stand in the Crimea, and that’s what they stand for ...
Russia sent a note of protest to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in connection with the apparent provocation of the Ukrainian Navy, initiated by the Ukrainian authorities. Earlier, the temporary charge d'affaires of Ukraine in the Russian Federation R.Nimchinsky was called to the building on Smolenskaya Square in Moscow. He was declared a "strong protest" in connection with the actions of the crews of the Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea.
From the statement of the main foreign policy departments of the Russian Federation:
It was especially emphasized that the entire responsibility for the possible negative development of the conflict situation developing in Kiev due to the fault of the Azov-Black Sea water area lies entirely on the Ukrainian side.
It is noted that Russia will not tolerate the violation of its borders.
Against this background, the Ukrainian media cite a statement by the former Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Alexander Kuzmuk, who states that imposing martial law "is not an electoral measure." According to Kuzmuk, “the whole country should be ready to repel Russian aggression, not just the military”. Thus, the former head of the military department actually came out for general mobilization in Ukraine. In Kuzmuk asked what will change the introduction of martial law. Here is his answer:
It will not solve questions of war and peace, but the country must be shaken.
According to the ex-Minister of Defense of Ukraine, what happened in the waters of the Black Sea - shame for fleet and all Ukraine. Kuzmuk said that the Ukrainians reopened the shameful page in stories countries, watching how two armored boats of the Ukrainian Navy and the tug "surrendered to the winner" and lowered the flags. According to the former minister, the sailors did not show courage, but had to "understand that this is a war, and that you need to go to the ram if there is no ammunition."
Kuzmuk also asks a question: if the boats went without ammunition, then who gave such an order, provided that it was originally intended to pass through the water area "controlled by the enemy."
Edition "Gordon" cites the statement of Alexander Kuzmuk:
When our sailors were in trouble, surrounded by superior enemy forces, where was the support of our armed forces, where aviation, which was supposed to barrage over the water area and disperse the enemy? And now we all rushed: let's bring people home ...
Mr. Kuzmuk asks a lot of questions, and in fact all of them are primarily addressed to the Ukrainian authorities. So, the answers do not have to wait. They will not be at the meeting of the UN Security Council, which starts in 19: 00 Moscow time. Further, the notorious unsubstantiated charges against Russia, the situation, as practice shows, in the UN Security Council is not moving forward.