RUSSIA OPENED FIRE ON UKRAINIAN MILITARY VESSELS ON BLACK SEA




Mustafa AY - TDO-26.11.18 On Sunday, two military vessels -Berdyansk and Nikopol- belonging to Ukrainian Navy sailing nearby Russia's territorial waters were exposed to fire opened by Russian Coast Guard. As a result of firefight, two vessels of Ukrainian Navy got damage as well as 2 crew members got injured. Following the incident, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense released official statement telling that Russian Special Forces seized the grip of Ukrainian vessels in kind of 'fast attack-boat'. In response to Ukraine's statements, Russian Coast Guard underlined that Ukrainian vessels allegedly attempted to sail on Gulf of Crimea without taking permission from themselves. So, the vessels transgressed Russian territorial waters according to claims. Mutual statements followed another statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's spokesman. The spokesman announced that President convened an emergency meeting with the top officers of army. Just minutes after the meeting was over, Ukrainian Armed Forces launched altogether bombardment over Pro-Russians militias in Occupied-Ukrainian city of Donetsk.