The Russian Navy staged another provocation in the Black Sea
On September 23, at about 00:30, in the Black Sea area, closed by Ukraine at the time of the Strategic Command and Staff Exercise "Joint Efforts - 2021", a Russian ship approached the Ukrainian warship Horlivka and began to clarify the nature of the Ukrainian ship by maritime radio channel, without following the established rules of radio communication, hiding his call sign and affiliation.
The Association of Reintegration of Crimea reports it.
Previously, the activity of the Russian large landing ship Saratov was observed on the territory of the training area.
Therefore, Ukrainian sailors took the necessary security measures.
At 10:00 a.m., in the direction of the closed area began to manoeuvre the Russian border patrol ship Emerald with board number 360, which passed at the intersection of the Ukrainian patrol boat Sloviansk.
Due to the high manoeuvrability of this Ukrainian boat type "Island", the ships parted at a distance of one mile.
The Saratov landing ship and the Emerald patrol ship, based in occupied Crimea, continued to demonstrate surveillance of the Ukrainian military, remaining near the training area.
According to the ARC, later the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva arrived in the area of Ukrainian exercises from Sevastopol, demonstrating the maximum level of aggravation of the situation.