Russia has canceled coastal warnings about blocking of part of the waters of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait for the time of naval drill from February 3 to February 19. Andrey Klymenko, editor-in-chief of BlackSeaNews, announced this on February 10 on his Facebook page.
“At 4:43 p.m. on February 10, the Department of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced the cancellation of the blocking of the Sea of Azov region to the north of the Kerch Strait. In the Black Sea, the situation is unchanged (for now), the Black Sea ports account for 95% of Ukrainian exports, the ports of Azov account for 5% (together this is almost half of the whole Ukrainian exports”, – A. Klymenko wrote.
He attached to the message a photocopy of the document on the cancellation of the coastal warnings.
Later on February 11, РБК-Украина agency citing the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine informed that the coastal warnings about blocking of the waters of the Black Sea were canceled.
“Yes, we have got the confirmation”, – said the SBGS addressing the question about the cancelation of blocking of the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
However, then the agency updated this information, specifying that so far we are talking about cancelation of blocking of the waters of the Sea of Azov only.
“There is no information regarding the Black Sea”, – the press service of the SBGS explained.