More than 140 ships waiting in the Kerch Strait – gpsu

Более 140 судов ожидают прохода Керченским проливом - ГПСУ

The guards observed a significant accumulation of ships in the Kerch Strait

In the Kerch Strait continues to create obstacles for the passage of ships in Ukrainian ports, said a state border service.

In the Kerch Strait and near it on the morning of Friday, 7 December, there is a significant accumulation of vehicles. This reports the press center of the state border service.

“As of morning on December 7 in anchorage and the roads in anticipation of the passage of the Kerch Strait is located more than 140 vessels, 98 of which are from the Black sea”, – stated in the message.

It is indicated that at the end of November the number of vessels in the Kerch Strait was more than 400. Although in the first days of December, the situation has somewhat stabilized and a few days ago, the number had fallen to 105, now again recorded an increase, reported in gpsu.

“This creates obstacles it bound ships in Ukrainian ports. In just the past day through the Kerch Strait and they have conceded only 41 of the ship in both directions, of which eight vessels just to and from the ports of Ukraine. The latter had to be reviewed by representatives of the FSB of Russia”, – said the Agency.

They also added that, in addition to breaching international law, Russia also does not take into account the risk of emergency situations due to the increase and accumulation of vessels at anchorages.

Earlier, the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that the Ukrainian naval forces are not going to abandon use of the Kerch Strait and the right to be present in the Azov sea.

We will remind, on November 25 near the Kerch bridge, the Russian special forces seized three Ukrainian ships. As a result, were wounded six Ukrainian soldiers.

The foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that Russia started the war against Ukraine in international waters.

Russia calls Ukraine’s actions in the Kerch Strait “provocative”. The Russian foreign Ministry handed a protest note to the chargé d’affaires of Ukraine.

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