Kiev acknowledged that can oppose Russia in the sea of Azov only the «absolute value»

© AFP 2018 / Alexander KhudoteplyУкраинский soldier during a patrol of the sea of Azov. Archival photoKiev acknowledged that can oppose Russia in the sea of Azov only the «absolute value»© 2018 AFP / Alexander Khudoteply

Ukraine can oppose the Russian military fleet in the sea of Azov only the «absolute value», said Deputy Minister of Ukraine on Affairs of the «occupied territories» Georgy Tuka on air of TV channel ZIK.

Thus he reacted to the words of the Chairman of the public organization «Right cause» Dmitry Snegirev, who called the Ukrainian army «effectively respond» to the actions of the Russian military in the Kerch Strait with some «modern developments of the military-industrial complex».

«Show the absolute value? Our army at sea is the only absolute value. And you know it. We have nothing to resist the Russian military fleet,» said Tuck.

The situation in the Azov sea has escalated after Ukrainian border guards detained on March 25 Crimean ship «Nord» under the flag of Russia with 10 crew members. All of them are citizens of Russia. While Kiev considers them to be Ukrainian citizens. Two members of the crew managed to return to the Crimea via Belarus, seven was removed from the flight to Minsk. The ship’s captain is charged with «violation of the order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and departure from it with the purpose of causing harm to the interests of the state», to it threatens till 5 years of imprisonment.

The fourth of may in the Black sea, the Russian border patrol ship «Amethyst» was detained by the Ukrainian fishing vessel «NMR-0041» (home port of Ochakiv), illegally mined flounder in the exclusive economic zone of Russia (West of Cape Tarkhankut). The ship and crew were taken to the Crimea «for the conduct of procedural actions». In respect of the ship captain opened a criminal case on poaching. The ship was seized.