border guard ships have been chasing Ukrainian vessels that violated
the border and were approaching the Kerch Strait that separates
Crimea from the Russian mainland.
video taken from one of the Russian ships shows Ukraine’s artillery
boats and a tugboat maneuvering dangerously close to Russia’s
incident came as the Ukrainian Navy ships crossed into the Russian
territorial sea without authorization, seeking to pass through the
Kerch Strait. The actions of the Ukrainian vessels prompted the
Russian border guards to intervene.
FSB, which is responsible for maintaining Russia’s borders,
denounced the Ukrainian vessels’ actions as a deliberate
provocation aimed at creating “conflict situations” in the
Ukrainian Navy said that its vessels were sailing as part of a
scheduled routine transfer, at some point, adding that it warned the
Russian authorities about it in advance.