Ukrainian Navy Ship Heading Toward Kerch, Ignores Demands to Change Course, FSB Says
"Information about the movement of the control ship Donbass (A-500) of the Ukrainian Navy in the Azov Sea towards the Kerch Strait. The command ship Donbass lay on the opposite course from the Kerch Strait, does not respond to requests," the FSB said.
The FSB said that the Donbass crew's actions were regarded as provocative and endangered the safety of navigation.
"This is a search and rescue vessel without weapons, which was doing its job ... in the Sea of Azov, in neutral waters, in other words, was operating there legally ... I want to tell everybody that there was no threat to the crew and our vessel, she will soon return to the port, there were no incidents," Reznikov told the 1+1 broadcaster.