Russian border guards attempted to capture Ukrainian cutter at the coast of Crimea annexed by Russia, Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii.
On May 5, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Border Agency announced that a boat flying Ukrainian flag was banned to enter the Russian territorial waters on April 23. Russians claimed a boat crew had been photographing and videotaping Russian ships.
On April 24, the Russian ship attempted to capture Ukrainian rescue boat during routine drills in the Black Sea in the vicinity of Skadovsk.
The team of the Ukrainian rescue boat refused to comply, claiming that the boat is in the territorial waters of Ukraine. The ship headed for Skadovsk.
Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelian promised to reward the crew of the rescue boat, which did not allow the seizure of the ship in the Black Sea.