Media: Russia may return the Ukrainian ships detained in Kerch Strait

СМИ: Россия может вернуть Украине корабли, задержанные в Керченском проливе

© RIA Novosti / Press service of border Department of FSB of the Russian Federation for Republic of Crimea
Russia may release the detainees in the Kerch Strait Ukrainian ships and bring them back home. Reports about it “gazety” with reference to the edition “Kommersant”.According to several sources, “b”, we are talking about the return to Kiev of small armored boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and tug “Yana Kapu”.The return can occur before the channel summit.

СМИ: Россия может вернуть Украине корабли, задержанные в Керченском проливе

Sources said that at the moment the two countries are discussing details of the return of the ships and these negotiations are at the final stage.”Agreed date and exact place of the transfer of ships”, – emphasizes the publication.It is noted that Russia plans to return the ships with standard weapons, but no ammunition.In November 2018, three ships of the Ukrainian naval forces violated the border of the Russian Federation, entering into the temporarily closed waters of the territorial sea. In addition, they continued on their way from the Black sea to Kerch Strait.Vessels were dangerous maneuvers and ignored the demands of the Russian authorities. For this reason, the ships were detained along with the crew and two members of the APU aboard.

СМИ: Россия может вернуть Украине корабли, задержанные в Керченском проливе

Breaching the border of the military was transferred to Kiev on September 7, according to the agreement on simultaneous release of detainees and convicted prisoners. Informed radio Sputnik reported that the RRT of Ukraine will interrogate all the sailors, violated the border of Russia.

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