Ukraine is trying to provoke a naval conflict with Russia, the expert believes

© RIA Novosti / Press service of border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Republic to Crimerate in fotobanka small armored artillery boats and offshore tug, the naval forces of Ukraine crossed the Russian border and move in the direction of the Kerch Strait. November 24, 2018Ukraine is trying to provoke a naval conflict with Russia, the expert believes© RIA Novosti / Press service of border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Republic to Criminate the image Bank

Ukraine is trying to provoke a full-scale naval conflict with Russia, to refer to NATO countries, accusing Russia of aggression, said Sunday RIA Novosti member of the Public Council under the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, Director of the Center for analysis of international arms trade (TSAMTO), chief editor of the magazine «national defense» Igor Korotchenko.

Earlier it was reported that three ships of the Ukrainian Navy — small two armored artillery boats and offshore tug, crossed the state border of Russia, included in the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and move from the Black sea to Kerch Strait. While the naval forces of Ukraine said about the alleged provocations on the part of the boundary ships of Russia during a routine transfer of ships from Odessa to Mariupol.

«Ukraine is trying to provoke a full-scale conflict, to continue to appeal to NATO countries, accusing Russia of aggression. This naval incident violates the rules of naval law, as the Ukrainian ships have made the passage across the Kerch Strait without notifying Russia. The purpose of the actions of Ukraine to provoke a real conflict, and to actualize its further consequences», — said Korotchenko.

Ukraine is trying to provoke a naval conflict with Russia, the expert believes© Vitaly Pedicellate territory

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