Russian senator threatened to block Sea of Azov for Ukrainian ships

April 3, 2019

Russia is capable of blocking the Azov Sea for any Ukrainian ship in minutes, said the Russian senator, member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Franz Klintsevich, commenting on the detention of 15 ships by the State Border Service of Ukraine for illegal calls to the Crimean ports. Klintsevich called the detention of the vessels by the State Border Service of Ukraine an "obvious lawlessness". He said that it is Ukraine who "actually breaks the agreement on the Sea of Azov", and threatened that "it will only suffer from this.