This was announced by the Mariupol Defense HQ press service, Censor.NET reports.
Yesterday, a small fleet of the Russian Navy consisting of combat ships, mine-hunting ships, and small surface ships was recorded by border guards in national waters of Ukraine, four nautical miles from Bilosaraiska Kosa shore.
The fleet was conducting certain provocative activities. After counter-actions by Ukrainian coast guards, the enemy's vessels left their dislocation. There was no threat of invasion in direction of Mariupol. Possibly, the enemy was conducting reconnaissance and studying the Ukrainian party's reaction to the ships' invasion into national waters of Ukraine.
The situation has been immediately taken charge of by coast guards.
Ukrainian border troops have means to repulse the enemy from the sea direction in case of possible aggression from the water. Recently, training was conducted on how to mine maritime zone, how to guard it, and how to repulse possible assault landing. Such training is conducted on a regular basis. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has enough professionals of the relevant expertise to protect Ukraine's territorial integrity from the sea.
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