The incident in the Kerch Strait were prepared in advance of Ukraine, Putin said

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visited the investment forum VTB Capital Russia calling!The incident in the Kerch Strait were prepared in advance of Ukraine, Putin said© RIA Novosti / Alexey Nikolskiye to the photobank

The incident in the Kerch Strait was prepared by Ukraine in advance, nothing to do with attempts to normalize relations between Russia and Ukraine, it has not, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

«Clear signs prepared in advance provocation, intended to then use this as a pretext to impose martial law in the country. Nothing to do with attempts to normalize relations between Russia and Ukraine, it has not. It’s a game of escalation,» — said Putin, speaking at the forum VTB Capital «Russia calling!».

On Sunday, three ships of naval forces of Ukraine «Berdyansk», «Nikopol» and «Yana Kapu» — violated the border of Russia, included in the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation and moved from the Black sea to Kerch Strait. They maneuvered in a dangerous manner, did not obey the lawful demands of the Russian authorities and was arrested.

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