Head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Coast-Guard Department Alexei Volsky stated that “there is no doubt” that the “main provocative attacks” by Ukraine were aimed “at the construction and the beginning of use of the Crimean bridge across the Kerch Strait,” speaking at a briefing in Moscow on Saturday.

“It is known that statements at various levels of various representatives of Ukraine about the need, in simple language, to destroy the Crimean bridge were sounded regularly,” he explained.

Volsky went on to say that “the area next to the Kerch Strait was closed off” due to repeated “provocative actions recently performed by Ukraine.”

As an example, he mentioned an incident in which “Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance units” made an “attempt to infiltrate the territory of Crimea on August 6 and 7, 2016.”

“As a result, three Russian service members received gunshot wounds. Already in hospital, one member of the FSB and one of the Russian Ministry of Defense died from their wounds,” he added.

Head of the Russian FSB’s Investigative Division Mikhail Shishov meanwhle stated that the detained Ukrainian sailors have been “accused of illegally crossing the border of the Russian Federation” and “are currently in a detention centre in Moscow.”

Shishov also said that “a resident of the city of Donetsk” recognised one of the “detained officers of the Ukrainian Security Service” as someone who had “tortured him during tensions in Berdyansk” which resulted in the man sustaining “significant body injuries.”

 

 

Source: Ruptly

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The Ukrainians should realize there is a reason why they are one of the world’s largest wheat producers and exporters . All that flat land ripe for Russian tanks to traverse. If you are going to start something you have better have the allies and resources to finish it.
Make no mistake, I actually like the Ukraine and their people. Just don’t want to see them used by the Americans when the USA is several seas and an ocean away and is relatively safe from any fall out from any conflict between the Russians and Ukrainians.

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@FairsFair, do You remember the Ukrainian Partisan war against the Soviet Union during and after WW II. “All that flat land ripe for Russian tanks to traverse.” And all the tank on Soviet hands and no ally on the Western borders. AFAIK the war lasted into the 50ties. You Russians should stop sabre rattling. War is won by the weapons produced. In case of a war there will be no Lend and Lease like in WW II for Russia but for Ukraine. And even the EU economy that is on this side of the seas is more productive than Russia’s.… Read more »

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Crimea was taken from the Ottoman empire in the 1800 by Russia and in 1954 the Russians give Crimea to Ucrine, as a good will jesture or because to bueld a bridge was too costly.
In 2014 Russia took crimea back because the russian didn’t want a nato base so close .
Nato will not go to war over Ucrain, and russia will go to war if Ucrine start the war it will be quick and devastating for ugrain, and if the war goes atomic Ucrine will be no more.

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Ukraine has the right to attack and destroy the kerch bridge because the Crimea region is part of the ukrainean territory even though Russia annexed it.

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Crimea is Russia D**k Head. Stop using words like ‘Annexed’ when you don’t understand what it means dumb sh*t. The term used is Referendum Vote, which means its people, unlike you savage, Democratically voted on ‘Reunification’ with its motherland.

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@Byzantium, people with no history do not know that the Crimea was given to the Ukraine by Soviet leader Chrustshow who was Ukrainian. The Crimea referendum should have been about how the Crimean peninsula should have been split according to the ethnic composition of the people there. But both Russian and Ukrainian democratic´conscience are not well developed yet. So neither Moscow nor Kiev have democracy a chance – both wanted a land grab IMHO. p.s. But Yes, Russian troops annexed the land first. The referendum that did not give about 1/4 of population the right to stay with Ukraine was… Read more »

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@Juventino, No Ukraine cannot, because the 2003 Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine on cooperation in the use of the sea of Azov and the strait of Kerch both countries are entitled to use the sea straits.

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Drink less vodka when You block Kerch strait You brake international law and read the 2003 Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine on cooperation in the use of the sea of Azov and the strait of Kerch. 1) The sea of Azov and the strait of Kerch are historically internal waters of the Russian Federation and the Ukraine. 4) Mercantile vessels and other state non-commercial vessels flying the flags of the Russian Federation and the Ukraine have free navigation in the sea of Azov and the strait of Kerch.

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Stay on your side of the strait, and stop using outside CIA blogs to foment more trouble. Blowing up the Bridge thanks to story bu Independent or whatever blog that was.

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@Blog o Troubles, I am sitting on the bottom of the strait to the Baltic. You KGB snipe. My Quote is from an abstract of a bilateral treaty signed President Putin in 2003.

https://www.ecolex.org/details/treaty/agreement-between-the-russian-federation-and-the-ukraine-on-cooperation-in-the-use-of-the-sea-of-azov-and-the-strait-of-kerch-tre-149547/

Russian Version: http://www.ecolex.org/server2neu.php/libcat/docs/TRE/Full/Other/TRE-149547.doc

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Historically, please Ukraine is not even 30 years old. Historically it belongs to Rus’ and that’s it. Document this document that where are documents for invation of Iraq, Livia, Syria.

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@Rus Kazak, it was conquered by the Russian Empire from the Tartars who were Ottoman vassals. The originally Ukrainian Cossacks enabled Russian dominance in the area after they and Ukraine had split from Poland. Until 30 years ago the Crimea was Soviet not Russian and neither Russia nor Ukraine existed. Since N. Khrushchev, an Ukrainian, gave the Crimean area to the Ukrainian SSR after WW II. Crimea was part of Ukrainian SSR and later Ukraine since that day in spite of the fact that most of the current inhabitants of the Crimean peninsula were ethic Russians. Do not talk about… Read more »

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So eight people do not like to be reminded of facts. LOL.