Ukraine strengthens control over the Black Sea

On Monday, February 11th, the State Border Service reported that the Ukrainian Marine Guard strengthened control over the government border on the Black Sea. 

Over the course of the week, the naval guard ships accompanied foreign vessels from the entrance of the territorial waters of Ukraine to the ports of destination. 

“This practice allows strengthening measures to prevent attempts at an illegal approach to the small vessels and other illegal actions in the territorial waters of Ukraine,” the statement reads. 

As a result of these measures, 11 Ukrainian citizens, and one Russian citizen were identified among the crews of the foreign ships violating the entry and exit procedure from the territories which are not under Ukraine’s control. The Ukrainian citizens were brought to administrative responsibility with a fine of 1700 UAH ($63 USD) for each violation. The Russian citizen was banned from entering Ukraine for a period of 3 years. 

  Ukraine, State Border Service of Ukraine, Black Sea, Sea of Azov