Ukrainian military to block three sections of the Sea of Azov for naval exercises

The command of the naval forces of Ukraine announced the closure of three sections of the Azov Sea near Mariupol until September 1. According to the head of the press center of the Navy, Oleh Chalik, this is required to carry out combat training activities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces which will continue throughout the summer.

Chalik said that the waters near the towns of Shyrokyne and Melekyne located directly near the front line, and the Bilosarayska spit and the territory to the east of Berdyansk, are part of the restricted zone, UNIAN reports.

"The State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine closed the section at the request of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which means that before the beginning of certain activities, for example, test firing, a corresponding group is created that checks the area and closes it completely so that no one is there," Chalik specified.

  Azov Sea, Ukrainian Navy, Military Exercises