APU said that the Ukrainian ships were informed on intention to pass through the Kerch Strait
The chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) Viktor Muzhenko announced the availability of two radio messages that confirm that the crew of the detained November 25 Ukrainian ships had warned the Russian side about the intention to pass through the Kerch-Yenikalsky channel, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
«What concerns additional is given by the passage of our ships through the Kerch Strait. There is evidence of two more radiographs that clearly sounds that our small armoured boat «Berdyansk» carries out the request and communicates with the Manager post of technical supervision of the Coast guard of the Federal security service of the Russian Federation», — said Muzhenko at a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
The radiogram is recorded as a member of the Ukrainian crew in the negotiations said that the agreement on the Russian-Ukrainian border on 28 January 2003 and the agreement on cooperation in using the Azov sea and the Kerch Strait from December 24, 2003 of the court of naval forces (naval forces) of Ukraine and the support vessel have the right to safe passage on the Kerch Strait, told the chief of staff. Also, the Ukrainian side reported about the readiness to take a pilot aboard «and act according to the plan,» he said.
«Prevention of the passage of Kerch Strait filed four hours before the beginning of the transition, according to the relevant procedure,» — said Muzhenko.
As reported, November 25 Russian border guards detained in the Kerch Strait, three ships of the Ukrainian Navy together with 24 crew members. All the detained sailors arrested in Russia until January 25 in a criminal case of illegal border crossing. In Ukraine on the given fact criminal case on waging aggressive war, in some regions of martial law.