The Russian intelligence services detained already 148 ships, which traveled through the Kerch Strait to the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol, the Ukrainian authorities ponder over the measures in response, Ukrainian Truth reports.
“Every day, the Administration of Seaports records the detention of special inspection vessels of the Russian Federation for inspection, which is directed from/to the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk. All data is transmitted by the Ministry of Infrastructure to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We receive numerous complaints from ship masters, agents who work in the ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol, port administrations and people’s deputies in regard to the unjustified increase in the number of delayed vessels”, said Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Yuriy Lavrenyuk. It is reported that the Ukrainian side is currently developing a plan for further action.