The third day in the means of propaganda of the Russian Federation there is an insane psychosis about the vile provocation of the Ukrainian military in the sacred territorial waters of the peace-loving Russian near the sacral Crimean bridge. I am completely uninteresting to disassemble propaganda diarrhea, especially since hundreds of bloggers have already rummaged in it, many have tasted (some even liked it). I am interested in the facts, and the facts show that the warships did not enter the Kerch Strait, did not violate the state border of the Russian Federation, did not undertake hostile actions against the Russian armed forces and were attacked and captured in neutral waters. This follows from the official release of the FSB. This is how, according to Lubyanka, there was a terrible provocation (quotes are highlighted in bold):
At 4:40 on November 24, 2018, in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation at a distance of 28-30 miles southeast of Meganom, the forces of the Ukrainian Federal Security Service of the Federal Security Service of the Republic of Crimea detected and identified vessels of the Ukrainian Navy: the support ship “Gorlovka” (onboard number U -753) and sea tug "Yany Kapu" (tail number A-947), which went to the north-east in the direction of the Kerch Strait.
If you are not too lazy to see where Megan Cape is located, you will understand that Ukrainian boats could not create threats to navigation in the Kerch Bay, even hypothetically. Something should be clarified about the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Russian Federation. In fact, even Moscow does not consider it its own, and therefore, in order to avoid troubles with the world community, it has cowardly turned off gas production there, which was previously led by Chernomorneftegaz. Secondly, the EEZ is a 200-mile strip along the coast, which includes both a 12-mile zone of territorial waters and neutral waters. The state maritime border runs precisely along the border of the territorial waters, and in the neutral sea - swim, whoever you want. There you can not only conduct economic activities.
Since the security officers still do not dare to assert that the Ukrainians have violated the state border, they are bleating about the economic zone. The FSB border guards have the authority to stop illegal fishing in the Russian EEZ, but the Ukrainian armored boats did not exactly encroach on the shoals of flounder and goat.
At 21.30 at the approach of a group of vessels of the Ukrainian Navy to the state border of the Russian Federation, pska-302 informed them about the procedure for crossing the state border of the Russian Federation and the rules of navigation on the Kerch-Yenikalsky channel, providing for filing an application to the Maritime Administration of the port of Kerch in 48, 24 hours and confirmation in 4 hours that the ships of the Ukrainian Navy was not done. A reply was received from the commanders of the ships of the Ukrainian Navy that the crossing of the state border of the Russian Federation and the passage of the Kerch Strait by a ship group is not planned.
At 22.23 pska-302 brought to the group of ships of the Ukrainian Navy information about the closure of the area in the territorial sea of the Russian Federation on the approach to the Kerch Strait from the Black Sea. A group of ships of the Ukrainian Navy maneuvers in the EEZ of the Russian Federation at a distance of 6-7 miles from the state border of the Russian Federation, on the traverse of the Kerch Strait.
So far everything is grandly noble. Maneuver in neutral waters no one to ban Ukrainian warships.
Till 05.30 am, refueling of both LHCs from the Gorlovka support vessel was carried out.
At 05.35 BAK "Berdyansk" (call sign "Schooner-175") reported to the technical observation post (m. Takil) about the planned passage of the ships of the Ukrainian Navy (tug "Yana Kapu" (call sign "Desna-947"), BAK "Nikopol" ( call sign "Schooner-176"), BAK "Berdyansk" (call sign "Schooner-175")) to the port of Berdyansk the Kerch Strait at 06.00 am Kiev time (07.00 Moscow time).
So, despite the fact that propaganda bresses that Ukrainian ships “broke through into the Kerch Strait without a declaration of war,” the FSB admits that there was a notification. Of course, you can cling to the fact that they did not send a notarized telegram 48 hours before the time of the intended passage and did not stand in line, but they should not have done so, according to the Treaty between the Russian Federation and Ukraine on cooperation in using the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait of December 24, 2003. The permissive procedure for passage is provided only for vessels of third countries going to Russian or Ukrainian ports in Azov.
Article 1 of the Treaty states that the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait are historically inland waters of the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Article 2 reads: "Merchant ships and warships, as well as other government ships flying the flag of the Russian Federation or Ukraine, operated for non-commercial purposes, enjoy freedom of navigation in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait."
Freedom of navigation means that one party cannot prohibit or in any way prevent the other party from sailing in the Sea of Azov or the Kerch Strait, the order of passage through which is of a notification nature. Fools, screaming "our Crimea - our rules!" Can safely go to ... well, in general, wherever they regularly go. The fact is that even if the Crimea is yours, the 2003 treaty was not denounced by any of the parties, no changes were made to it, Moscow considers it to be in full on November 25, 2018 and even opposes its rupture. Thus, the status of the Kerch Strait as a free shipping zone for merchant ships and warships under the Ukrainian flag is confirmed even by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
This, I emphasize, regardless of the disputes over whose Crimea. The status of the straits is a completely different matter. No one disputes the rights of Turkey to the Bosphorus and Dardanelles, but it cannot take and close the passage for military ships and merchant ships of the Russian Federation or other Black Sea countries. Of course, it is possible to draw analogies between the Russian-Ukrainian treaty of 2003 on Azov and the Montreux Convention on the Black Sea straits, but in this case it does not matter at all. It is important to fix that the Russian Federation has directly and absolutely unequivocally violated the existing bilateral intergovernmental agreement, that is, it has nasralized once again the very international law that it is trying to hide behind with fright.
At 05.45, the commander of Pska-302 informed the commander of the Berdyansk BAK: “In order to implement the right of the Russian Federation, as a coastal state, to ensure security in the maritime space in accordance with paragraph 2 of Art. 12 FZ-155 dated July 31, 1998 "About the WWII, TM and PZ RF" peaceful passage through the TM of the Russian Federation in the area (coordinates) is temporarily suspended, which you previously notified. We recommend that you do not cross the RF GG until the restrictions are lifted and mandatory regulations are fulfilled in the seaport of Kerch ”.
Here is a new brazen violation for you - the Russian Federation not only makes it difficult for Ukrainian ships to follow through the strait, but has completely closed navigation without prior notification and explanation. Can you imagine Turkey doing this on the Bosphorus or Britain suddenly decided not to let the smoking pseudo-avian-carrier Admiral Kuznetsov into the Mediterranean Sea through Gibraltar? Of course not, because in the civilized world, it is not customary to behave this way.
Kremlin propaganda cries that it has the right to close shipping in its territorial sea in accordance with paragraph 3. Article 25. of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Vata, of course, is too stupid to know, and lazy to inquire about the content of this article. But we are not so, so we quickly learn that “A coastal state can, without discrimination in form or essentially between foreign courts, temporarily suspend the exercise of the right of innocent passage of foreign ships in certain areas of its territorial sea, if such suspension is essential for the protection of its security, including conducting exercises using weapons. Such suspension shall enter into force only after its due publication. ”
Let me remind you that the territorial sea is a 12-mile coastal zone. But, firstly, there was no “due publication”, that is, in advance of the suspension of navigation in the strait of the Russian Federation did not declare. If I'm wrong, give proof. Secondly, the UN Convention allows to suspend shipping only if it is essential to protect the security of the state. What threatened the security of the Russian Federation? Military exercises in the Kerch Strait were also not conducted and a notification about this was not published. Finally, the most important thing is that the waters of the Kerch Strait are not the territorial sea of the Russian Federation, according to the 2003 Treaty, so Moscow could not close the passage unilaterally under any circumstances. She has more than enough places for military exercises at sea. Further, it starts very much trash and golimy piracy, as the FSB informs us with childlike directness:
At 07.10 in the coordinates of 44 ° 52 'N, 36 ° 31' E, the ships of the Ukrainian Navy crossed the line of the state border of the Russian Federation, proceed to the Kerch Strait
Let's check the specified coordinates, previously using the converter of geographic coordinates. In my opinion, efesbeshniki a little lazhanulis. This point is approximately 24.2 km from the nearest toisk, while the state border is 22.2 km (12 miles) from the coast. But even if tomorrow the Kremlin propaganda changes itself and orders other coordinates to be considered true, this will not fundamentally change anything. First, the Crimea is Ukrainian, while Ukraine and the rest of the world do not recognize the opposite. Secondly, according to the Treaty of 2003, the Ukrainian Naval Forces have the right of free navigation in the Kerch Strait. Thus, the peaceful crossing of the border of the Russian Federation by military boats is completely legal. The order of crossing the state border is a notification one. For an hour and a half notified. What other complaints? Moreover, according to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, any ship has the right to freely cross the territorial waters of any state if it makes a peaceful passage. Have you heard that the Russian Federation has withdrawn from this Convention? I also did not hear. Then Lubyanka storytellers begin to gush with such creativity that the geographical blunders Shoigu, who cleared 560% of the territory of Syria from terrorists, no longer seem ridiculous.
At 10.35 a group of vessels of the Ukrainian Navy in the coordinates 46 ° 09 N, 36 ° 33 E reported to the headquarters of the naval base "Ochakovo" of the Ukrainian Navy that they were caught by coast guard ships of the FSB of Russia FSB, it was difficult to tug, boats offered type "Gyurza" at maximum speeds come off and go beyond the fairway. From 10.35 to 18.30, as a result of the maneuvering of the Russian border ships, a group of Ukrainian naval vessels was blocked in the vicinity of anchorage No. 471 (south of the Kerch Strait).
I somehow did not understand. It seems that Ukrainian mariners broke through to the Kerch Strait from the Black Sea and even crossed the border, and suddenly found themselves blocked very far from this very border in the very middle of the Sea of Azov. Then they, it turns out, escaped from the blockade, again crossed the Kerch Canal blocked by a dry cargo ship across the fairway and were again blocked in the Black Sea. Coordinates are shown - check yourself. FSB really for suckers keeps you.
At 18.30 a group of vessels of the Ukrainian Navy in order to break through the blocking took off from the drift, began to move 200 degrees to exit the territorial sea of the Russian Federation, the speed of the tank Berdyansk, Nikopol - 20 knots, MB Yany Kapu - 8 knots. Pskr "Don", pskr "Izumrud" began to prosecute a group of ships of the Ukrainian Navy, brought to them the requirement to stop.
At 20.42 pskr "Emerald" warned a group of ships of the Ukrainian Navy
about the implementation of preventive shooting in the case of continued ignoring signals and stop requirements
commander Pskr "Emerald" made the decision to perform a warning shooting from an onboard artillery installation in the direction of the courts of the Ukrainian Navy.
A group of vessels of the Ukrainian Navy did not respond to the requirements for stopping, did not contact the communication, continued to move towards the line of the state border of the Russian Federation.
Aaaa, my brain is going to burst now! Double-blocked Ukrainian boats still crossed the border or just continued to follow it? And if they didn’t cross it, then on what basis were they “fired warningly”?
At 20.50 pskr "Emerald" warned the BAC "Berdyansk" that in case of non-compliance with the requirements to stop on it will be used weapons to defeat.
At 20.55 pskr "Emerald" in the coordinates of 44 ° 51'3 N, 36 ° 23'4 E in the territorial sea used a weapon to defeat the LHC "Berdyansk".
Well, let's score the coordinates in the appropriate lines, we see that the armed attack on the Ukrainian warships occurred 23.2 km from the nearest shore, which is either Ukrainian or Russian, but in any case, the water is NEUTRAL. This is not my claim, nor is Ukrainian propaganda. This is the official release from the FSB. What more proof do you need that the Russian sailors, in a defensive rush, committed an act of aggression against foreign warships, wounding six Ukrainian sailors (two in serious condition) and seized the ships of a foreign country, first ramming them? It should be noted that in this epic disgrace of the press service of the FSB nothing is said about the fact that the Ukrainian ships returned fire. By the way, for stupid fleece propaganda draws such maps of the epic sea battle. For some reason, they do not agree with the reports of the FSB.
This video will give a visual idea of who there is “dangerously maneuvering, uncovering guns” - Ukrainians or Russians.https://youtu.be/LeXhrhn0ptg
Well, the cherry on the cake is a reaction of the officials of the peace-loving Russian. The deputy of the State Duky, the former Ukrainian pledged Dmitry Belik, suffering from brain imperialism in the last stage, opened his potsreotichesku mouth, but as p-sanded with all the unity directness: "If you let them pass, they will say that we have" holey boundaries ", and they will say these are our citizens. I think that it is impossible to give indulgences to such filibusters, otherwise tomorrow the same tugs will go to the ram of the Crimean bridge. ”
I did not understand: this schmuck calls for the destruction of warships of foreign states in neutral waters, so that citizens do not doubt the inviolability of the sacred borders of the Reich and the e-anutoce of their Fuhrer? And weakly next time to attack some American destroyer? Well, or at least a Romanian barge? The question is rhetorical: Putin's warriors, of course, are arrogant and aggressive, but cowardly lap-dogs at the same time: those who can give the change are bypassed a mile away.
Javadxan, and then all this vata blooming with righteous rage sincerely wonders: what do you want the Ukrainians to join NATO?