Zakharov commented on the situation around the Kerch Strait

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova. Archival photoZakharov commented on the situation around the Kerch Strait© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

The US ships, if they are in the same situation as the Russian ships in the Kerch Strait, would be dealt with armed offenders so that «even the chips would be on the water not swim», said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in the program «Central television» on NTV on Saturday.

Three ships of the Navy of Ukraine «Berdyansk», «Nikopol» and «Yana Kapu» – November 25, 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. Ships with 22 sailors and two employees of SBU were detained, three of them were wounded, they are hospitalized and receive medical care, their life is not in danger.

«If some, okay a military ship, even a boat with people who were holding the guns and not the fact that there are naval installations, and pistols, would come to any American, even the cruiser and began there with that gun to threaten, it would have not been for a long time. There’s even chips would be on the water not swim,» — said Zakharov.

«I have a question, why these ships had to be sent. Why they couldn’t get the same as they were in September. Why they could not respond to the calls of why it was all with uncovered guns? Why? To this question no Western analyst is not going to answer,» she added.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident in the Kerch Strait provocation, noting that among the crew members of Ukrainian vessels violating border of the Russian Federation, were two employees of the security service of Ukraine, who actually led the operation. Meanwhile, Putin stressed that Russian border guards had performed their functions for the protection of the state border. According to him, the provocation in the Black sea tied to a low rating of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko before the elections. Putin said that Poroshenko has a chance of not even go in the second round, so he needs to do something to exacerbate the situation and create insurmountable obstacles for competitors, especially from the opposition.

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