Ukraine strengthens protection of the sea − Poroshenko

Украина укрепляет защиту с моря − Порошенко

The head of state has ordered the management of the APU is to stop Russian provocations in the sea of Azov.

President Petro Poroshenko said on air of ICTV channel, Ukraine will strengthen the protection from the sea to prevent illegal actions of Russia.

In this regard, the President instructed the leadership of Ukraine to take measures in connection with illegal stops and searches of Ukrainian and foreign vessels coming into the ports of the Azov sea.

“Today I gave the appropriate orders and the defense Minister, and chief of the General staff and the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine, so we took the necessary measures to stop these violations of law and to stop Russian provocations during the passage of the Gulf of Kerch, the Ukrainian”, − said Poroshenko.

In his opinion, the purpose of the illegal actions of representatives of the Russian Federation – to stop mining and smelting complex, which works in the Donbas.

“And we will not tolerate the illegal occupation of Ukrainian and foreign ships which are moving in the direction of the Ukrainian ports, including in Mariupol,” − said the President.

Earlier it was reported that the Federal security service of Russia detained in the Azov sea seven merchant ships EN route to/from Berdyansk or Mariupol.

In the state border service later said that the court was not arrested and examined, and the Russian Federation thus exerts economic and political pressure on Ukraine.

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