Media reported about the purpose of ships of the Ukrainian Navy, sailed near the Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece in fotoramki bridge, archival photoMedia reported about the purpose of ships of the Ukrainian Navy, sailed near the Crimea© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece the image Bank

Ukrainian search and rescue vessel A500 «Donbass» and the sea tug A830 «koretz», passed under the arches of the bridge Crimea on the Kerch glaze, heading to Mariupol, reports on Monday the Internet-the edition «Ukrainian military portal».

The A500 ship «Donbass» and tug A830 «koretz» on Saturday, we passed along the coast of the Crimea, including in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation, said the border guard of the FSB in the Crimea. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced on Twitter that the ships out in the sea of Azov and become part of the new naval base of Ukrainian Navy. The Russian side provided them with the support, under whose control the Ukrainian court were held under the Crimean bridge on a Sunday afternoon. The Ukrainian Navy has announced the creation of «dangerous incidents» from Russia with the passage of Ukrainian ships through the Kerch Strait.

«Search-and-rescue vessel «Donbass» and sea tug «koretz» regular headed for Mariupol, which should arrive closer to the evening of 24 September,» — said in the message.

According to the publication, their support carried two small armored artillery boats P177 «Kremenchug» and P178 «Lubny».

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. 18 Mar 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leadership of Crimea and the mayor of Sevastopol signed the Treaty on joining the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia.

Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the Russian President, the question of Crimea «closed permanently».

The bridge across the Kerch Strait, connecting the Crimea and Krasnodar Krai, is the longest in Russia — its length is 19 kilometers.