Ukraine decided to reinforce a special forces border guards in the Azov and Black seas :: Policy :: RBC

Ukrainian border guards reinforce the 270 special forces soldiers, promised the head of the border service. He explained that measures were being taken to “a worthy rebuff to the aggressor”

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Ukrainian border guards operating in the Azov and Black seas, will be reinforced by marine special forces. This was announced by the Chairman of the State border service of Ukraine Petro Cigital. His words are quoted by the press service of the Ministry.

The head of the Ukrainian state border service said that the objectives of his Department, in addition to law enforcement functions, including increased efforts in the East in response to Russia’s actions, including in the Azov and Black seas.

“I think that before the end of the year we will have about 1,000 personnel of our forces. And are intensifying our efforts at the naval commandos, and it was about 270 people, who will serve in the units at the Azov and Black seas,” — said Chical. “You need to understand that the aggressor, as they say, never sleeps, is stepping up its efforts, and we need to rebuff in case of any force majeure circumstances”, — he added.

In Kyiv told about the possibility of destroying the fleet in five minutes


This week on the military build-up on the Azov direction told the commander of the Land forces of the armed forces Sergey Popko. He also explained the decision response “to the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation in the Azov sea”. The commander said that the group is incremented to “ensure complete control of the situation in the region” and “ensure the reliable defense of the sea coast”.

Ukraine has deployed troops to the sea of Azov because of the “aggression” of Russia


Kiev attended to the strengthening of troops in the Azov direction after the deterioration of relations with Russia in the region. The situation began to get heated once in March Ukrainian border guards detained the ship “Nord”, registered in the Crimea, and accused the crew of violating the order of crossing the Ukrainian border, as Kiev considers part of its “temporarily occupied territory”.

Russia has expressed strong protest to the actions of Kiev and demanded to release the crew. The Russian border guards, in turn, began to strengthen inspection of Ukrainian vessels. In August, the state border service of Ukraine reported that by the time the Russian frontier guards detained at least 150 vessels sailing to the Ukrainian ports. Earlier it became known that Kiev has decided to create in the sea of Azov ship-boat grouping of naval forces of VSU.

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