BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) released a video of three alleged Ukrainian crew members speaking about the Kerch Strait incident on Monday.
Earlier on Monday, Security Services detained three Ukrainian vessels which breached Russian territorial waters.
In the video statements released by the FSB, the sailors, who were reportedly on board the detained vessels, describe the Kerch Strait incident.
One of the crew members, who is identified by the FSB as Andrey Drach, officer of the Main Directorate of Military Counterintelligence of the Ukraine’s Security Service, confirmed that Russia’s Coast Guard repeatedly warned the vessels against breaching its territorial waters.
“On the way to Mariupol through the Kerch Strait we reached the territorial waters of the Russian Federation where the Border Service of the Russian Federation warned us that that we violated the legislation of the Russian Federation. They told us repeatedly to leave the…
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