In Crimea, commented on the detention of Ukraine’s 15 vessels

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Petrosenteret in fotomasterskaya black sea fleet ships parked off the coast of Sevastopol. Archival photoIn Crimea, commented on the detention of Ukraine’s 15 vessels© RIA Novosti / Sergey Petrosenteret the image Bank

Ukraine’s policy on the detention of ships for visits to the Crimean ports is a blatant attack and is reminiscent of the actions of the man who is sawing off the branch on which it sits, said the head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament for interethnic relations Yuri HEMPEL.

Earlier, the State border service of Ukraine reported about the detention of 15 ships for «illegal entry into the ports of the occupied Crimea». Some of them were arrested, others continued in the respective courts. The Ministry added that the ships are in the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol. While it did not specify if that includes the Russian court. As noted, only in the field of view of the Ukrainian border guards 940 ships. A large part of them — the boats that serve the operation of the ports in the Crimea.

«The policy of Ukraine is like a man who is sawing the branch on which it sits. With the pace they will detain all foreign vessels, including their own, because trade relations with the Russian Crimea gaining momentum. They undermine your economy, such actions and to aggravate the international situation. I think that such blatant attacks against Russia must stop,» — said RIA Novosti HEMPEL.

According to him, in this case, it is appropriate to say that the enemy should be beaten with his own weapon.

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