Moscow [Russia]: British Ambassador to Russia, Deborah Bronnert was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on November 3 to lodge a protest over the UK’s participation in a “terrorist strike” against the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.
” A strong demonstration about the British military experts’ energetic engagement in training as well as providing materials to the systems of the Ukrainian special operations pressures, including with the objective of conducting acts of sabotage at sea, were revealed to the Ambassador. Concrete realities of that kind of tasks by London were given,” checked out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
The demarche emphasised that such confrontational actions by the British posture the danger of an acceleration as well as can lead to unpredictable as well as hazardous consequences.
” Such confrontational activities by the British posture the danger of an escalation and also can cause unpredictable as well as hazardous effects,” tweeted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
It was pointed out that such hostile justifications were inappropriate and also a demand was put forward to stop them promptly.
On the other hand, Russia advised that must these acts of aggressiveness that are fraught with straight implications in the problem proceed, the duty for unsafe effects and the placing tensions in relationships between the two nations will certainly lie totally with the British side.
” It was noted, in particular, that a contract was reached in September 2020 between London and also Kyiv to increase the British teachers’ training programme for Ukrainian armed forces scuba divers. In late 2020, the events started executing the Naval Training Effort for the Ukrainian Navy, which included training courses for combat swimmers,” added the launch.
British-Ukrainian marine teamwork is further strengthened under the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine programme. This job is carried out at a different Ataman Golovaty Specification Ops Centre “South” of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces (Military Unit A3199, former 73rd Marine Special Workflow Centre) in the city of Ochakov, Nikolayev area, as well as consists of the training of undersea spec ops operatives for carrying out procedures in the Black Sea and Azov Sea.
” An army diving college in Odessa (which is part of the Ukrainian Navy’s 198th training centre, Military Unit A3163, Nikolayev), is educating special procedures scuba divers, consisting of in deep-sea subversive skills, among others,” included the release.
With the participation of British experts, the Ukrainian Navy executed dives and a training ignition of a target on the shore and in the Black Sea near the cities of Odessa, Nikolayev and Ochakov, affirmed Russian MoFA.
In August-September, on Pervomaisky Island in the Dnieper estuary 3 km south of Ochakov, British armed forces instructors (about 15 men) educated servicemen from the Army of Ukraine to run unmanned undersea vehicles designed to ruin ships.
” In August-September, the British educated the teams of minesweepers that were transferred to Ukraine. We know that the British Navy has actually also transferred a particular number of UAVs to Ukraine,” included the release.
Russia on Saturday implicated UK of “involvement” in the naval drone assault Black and also Baltic seas and also said that it plans to attract the worldwide neighborhood’s interest towards Sevastopol occurrence.
” The Russian Side plans to attract the worldwide community’s focus, including at the United Nations Security Council, to a collection of terrorist strikes dedicated against the Russian Federation in the Black and also Baltic seas, highlighting the UK’s participation,” stated the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Maria Zakharova.
” On Saturday at 4.20 am, Kyiv executed a terrorist assault against the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and also private ships that got on the external and also inner roadsteads of the Sevastopol base. The assault involved 9 unmanned aerial lorries and 7 self-governing maritime drones,” said the Russian Ministry of Support.