Ukraine strengthens protection of snake island: throws heavy weapons

The naval forces of Ukraine and Maritime security of state border service strengthened the defense of snake island, the press centre of the SBGS.

Additional security measures made «in the eventuality of a difficult situation». February 13, near the island maneuvered ships, boats and aircraft may perform and STA. Also on snake island landed a division of Marines of naval forces with heavy weapons, which will remain there until the situation stabilizes.

Snake island in the Black sea belongs to Ukraine and defines its territorial waters. The island of cruciate shape, the area is 20.5 hectares, and the distance between the extreme points — 615 and 560 meters. A population of 100 people. The distance to Odessa — 120 km.

Earlier, former Minister of foreign Affairs of Sweden Aaron Korewa warned that instead of development of offensive operations to earth against Ukraine in 2016 Russia may resort to offensive sea and capture the snake island, cutting off the Odessa sea trading port from the message with the world.

December 14, 2015 Russia stole two Jack-up rigs that were in Ukrainian territorial waters near the natural gas fields of Odessa in the Black sea.

Ukraine strengthens protection of snake island: throws heavy weapons 15.02.2016

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