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Russia took over two civil ships in the Black sea

The vessels do not answer; there are about 50 people on the board.

Russia took over two civil ships in the Black sea
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A group of Russian ships took over two more Ukrainian vessels in the Black sea. The State Border Service said about on Facebook.

Particularly in the territorial sea of Romania, 22 miles away from the Zmiinyi island, the tanker Athens received a command to reach a Russian warship for an inspection. Moreover, marine border guards have detected a sudden change of course of the cargo ship Princess Nikol, which was also going from Romanian waters to the Zmiinyi island.

“As soon as these both ships approached warships of the Russian Federation, they stopped answering. This morning the Vessel Automatic Identification Systems saw them 18 miles away from the occupied Crimea.

There are about 50 civilian crew members on both ships. 

We remind, yesterday the State Border Service of Ukraine said that the aggressor’s fleet restricted shipping in the Black Sea and Azov sea. During the humanitarian mission near the Zmiinyi island, Russian warships took over the civil rescue ship Sapfir and are holding it now. 

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