The head of the Ukrainian Navy is willing to exchange myself for the detained sailors

Глава ВМС Украины готов обменять себя на задержанных моряков

Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Igor Voronchenko

Igor Voronchenko said that going to jail, the Russian Federation, if set free the Ukrainian sailors, detained in the Kerch Strait.

Commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Igor Voronchenko offered himself in exchange for 24 Ukrainian sailors, detained in the Kerch Strait.

He stated this in an interview with Bild newspaper published on Thursday, December 6.

According to Igor Voronchenko, he is ready to go to a Russian prison if Russian President Vladimir Putin to release the detained sailors.

“It breaks my heart when I see their soldiers, which illegally kept in Russia”, − said the head of the Ukrainian Navy.

At the same time Admiral in contrast the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that NATO warships would help the country in the sea of Azov.

“There is an agreement from 2003, according to which any military ship for entry in the Azov sea must have permission from the Ukraine and from Russia. This means that even if Ukraine wanted Russia would not allow” − said Voronchenko.

In turn, he urged NATO to increase its presence in the Black sea.

November 25, Russian forces seized two Ukrainian boats and a tugboat off the coast of Russia annexed the Crimea Peninsula on the approach to Kerch Strait.

At the FSB, said that the boat Berdyansk, Nikopol and tug Yana mouthpiece, which was flying from Odessa to Mariupol, was arrested for “crossing the state border of the Russian Federation” and for illegal entry in the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea of Russia.

Kyiv denies the allegations. In connection with the incident in a number of areas of Ukraine under martial law.

According to international experts, Ukraine has the unrestricted right to transit through the Kerch Strait.

Condemning the actions of Russia made NATO its concern over the incident was expressed, in particular, USA, EU, Germany, France.

Source: Russian service of DW

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