The Federation Council Commented on the Entry of a British Destroyer into Russian Territorial Waters Near Crimea
OREANDA-NEWS. The entry of a British destroyer into the territorial waters of the Russian Federation near Crimea is a flagrant violation of international norms and standards, Sergei Tsekov, a member of the international committee of the Federation Council, senator from the Crimean region, told RIA Novosti.
"This is a flagrant violation of international norms and standards. By such illiterate actions they can provoke a serious conflict," Tsekov told RIA Novosti.
Today, June 23, the Black Sea Fleet, together with border guards, stopped the violation of the Russian border by the British destroyer Defender at Cape Fiolent, the Defense Ministry said.
As noted by the Russian military, at 11:52 the British ship crossed the Russian border and entered the territorial sea at Cape Fiolent for three kilometers. He was warned about the use of weapons in the event of a border violation, but the destroyer crew did not react.
At 12:06 and 12:08 the border patrol ship opened warning fire. After another nine minutes, the Su-24m aircraft performed warning bombing, dropping four OFAB-250s in the direction of the destroyer.
At 12:23 the British ship left the borders of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation.
The Defense Attaché at the British Embassy in Moscow has been summoned to the Russian Defense Ministry in connection with the violation by a British destroyer of the state border in the Black Sea, the Russian military department said.