The actions of the patrol ships of the "Hunter" project of the Coast Guard of the Russian Border Troops in Ukraine were called "arrogant antics". there declare, that the Russian ships "audaciously" interfered with the US-Ukrainian joint exercises.
This was reported by the Border Service of Ukraine on its official website..
But, as stated in the press service of the Ukrainian border guards, despite the "interference" from the Russians, the participants in the exercises still managed to fully complete all, what was planned in the exercise program.
It's about maneuvers, which were conducted by the flagship of the Maritime Guard of the State Border Service (GPS) Ukraine "Grigory Kuropyatnikov" and the patrol ship of the American coast guard Hamilton. They met to conduct joint exercises at a distance of more 100 nautical miles from Odessa. The Ukrainian side approves, that the ships were within the exclusive economic zone of Ukraine.
According to the plan of joint exercises, the ships of the border agencies of the United States and Ukraine during the passage by sea worked out the coherence of actions in the international tactical group.
– stated in the press service of the State Fire Service of Ukraine.
They noted, that during the maneuvers the Russian "Hunters", interfered with Ukrainian ships, dangerously maneuvering and not answering calls over communication channels. Ukrainian border guards declare, that by its actions Russia violates the norms of international law.
The visit of the American patrol to the port of Odessa is scheduled for tomorrow. As previously noted by the US Navy, this is the first visit by a United States Coast Guard ship to the Black Sea from 2008 of the year.
used photos:State Border Service of Ukraine