At the official level, Ukrainian government pulls the situation in the Azov sea on the brakes, and it would end badly, tomorrow Russia may “cut off” Ukraine from the Azov sea. Such opinion on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” said the political scientist Peter oleschuk.
“It makes no sense to denounce BP (agreement signed with Russia on the Azov sea – ed.), Russia will say that it is a denunciation does not recognize, and further considers the sea of Azov as its. What’s next? To fight and attack the Russian boats? Imagine that we have a comparable power. Who will give the order in Ukraine to attack Russian ships? No, it will be a Declaration of war. The situation is very asymmetric, and we must look for the same asymmetric outputs. We have for years quietly watched as the years of the Russian Federation is preparing the situation, builds a bridge, increasing its presence. If we react we will not, it is possible that we from the sea tomorrow off. It is necessary to turn to international partners, need to respond. I don’t like that at official level we have this situation down on the brakes, that’s what Russia expected,” he said.
“Russia uses appropriate methods of military intervention when there is a corresponding feasibility. At the moment they act according to the logic of a boa constrictor that gradually compresses the victim to achieve a result. Their goal is simple – they block the sea of Azov, thus blocking Ukrainian exports, create social and economic tension in the region, Mariupol, Berdyansk. So lay a bomb to use. It is necessary to ripen. Next economic crisis, then social, then complained that you can use. Therefore, at this stage no point in a military operation for Russia, I personally do not see”, – said oleschuk.
We will remind, on March 25, 2018, the State border service of Ukraine detained in the Azov sea the vessel “Nord” under the flag of Russia was requested in the Crimea. On Board were 10 people. They all had passports of citizens of Russia, issued in Kerch. The ship has violated the procedure of exit from the occupied territory of Ukraine. He was escorted to Berdyansk. Later, the court arrested the ship.
6 APR Kherson city court took custody till may 31 the captain of the Kerch ship “Nord” Vladimir Gorbenko with the right to make 35 240 bail. Later, the lawyer said that for the sailor made bail.
Note that another Russian ship, “the Mechanic Pogodin” was blocked in the port of Kherson for three years.