The Russian and British armies disagreed in assessing the conflict.
The British Navy destroyer Defender carried out a provocation in violation of Russia's territorial waters off the coast of Crimea. The time did not seem to be chosen by chance. In the near future, NATO's largest “Defender of Europe” exercises and “Sea Breeze” maneuvers in the Black Sea will begin. The destroyer incident strengthens the Alliance's anti-Russian focus exercises.
Photo: Royal Navy.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which was alerted by the British attaché, the dangerous actions of the British Navy destroyer in the Black Sea are a gross violation of the UN Convention of 1982. future incidents. The destroyer “Defender” entered the territorial sea near Cape Fiolent and deepened three kilometers. “
According to the Russian army, the crew of the destroyer was” warned in advance about the possible use of weapons in the event of continued illegal presence in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation. “
carried out a warning bombing during a British destroyer.
The British Ministry of Defense significantly stated that no one fired on the destroyer D36 Defender and walked on its own in the Ukrainian territorial waters.
According to the online service AIS MarineTraffic, there are a number of telegram channels. that the British destroyer HMS Defender and the Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen, who were in Ukraine, have already tried to hide their real location.
As for the violation of the destroyer border on June 23, then, according to the service, it was ten nautical miles off the coast of Crimea (territorial waters – 12 nautical miles from the coast), which is about 18.5 km. This means that the ship sank into the territorial waters of Russia by 3–3.7 km.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reacted quickly to the incident. He saw aggression in Russia's warning and raised the issue of close cooperation with NATO.
In assessing the incident, military expert 1st Captain Vasily Dandykin MK said that the incident clearly shows the provocation of Great Britain, which has been very active in the region recently. The United Kingdom is building mysterious objects in Ukraine, lending to Kiev to buy its boats and passing two second-hand minesweepers.
Dandykin did not rule out that another provocation had been agreed with Kiev, which he believes Crimea on its territory.
– If we announce to the whole world that Crimea has become part of Russia, then this issue will not be the subject of debate. These are our inner waters, our borders, and therefore negotiation is not appropriate here.
In general, I think this is a typical English provocation. They are experienced in this field. “English bullshit” – it was no coincidence that they had said that in past centuries.
Well, our Black Sea Fleet, as it should be, has shown that any breach of the border will be suppressed in the most decisive way.
In my opinion, the British are professionals, despite their dilapidated fleet. They took it all and left. Because four 250-kilogram bombs are no joke. He thinks about it next time before he leaves.
The Black Sea Fleet has shown that it has control over the situation in the region. Our exercises are now beginning in response to the NATO Sea Breeze naval exercise. NATO's exercises begin quite scandalously. They will therefore be monitored very closely. The borders of the state are sacred, untouchable.
As for the British, they are not randomly chosen for the role of provocateurs, due to their impudence, a colonial experience that has accumulated over the centuries. But it's time to get rid of it all.
The Ministry of Defense has published a video of the Defender destroyer in the Crimea
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