Ukrainian naval boats seized by Russia near kerch Strait to be returned overnight Sunday – media

Service ships are heading to pick up the boats off the coast of Cape Tarkhankut. REUTERS

Ukraine Navy artillery boats Berdyansk and Nikopol, seized by Russia near the Kerch Strait in November 2018, as well as the Yany Kapu tugboat, will be returned to Ukraine overnight Sunday.

The report says special vessels are now heading from the Pivdenny port to pick up the boats off the coast of Cape Tarkhankut, an Odesa-based Dumskaya news outlet reports.


The Russian side is tugging Ukrainian boats from the port of Kerch in the occupied Crimea. Read also Military threats to Ukraine in Black, Azov Seas constantly growing – minister According to Dumskaya, the transfer of ships will take place at high seas some 60 nautical miles from Odesa, near Cape Tarkhankut.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the return of Ukrainian naval vessels was set to take place before the Normandy Four summit.

Personal weapons of Ukrainian crew, as well as radios and logs containing information on the crew and other data, will remain in Russia, the Kommersant outlet reported.

(C)UNIAN 2019


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