The Maritime border guard ship “Podillia” along with the patrol aircraft were securing the northwestern part of the exclusive (maritime) economic zone of Ukraine to collect evidences on the facts of Russian aggression, Ukrainian property seizure and illegal industrial activity of the Russian Federation within Holitsyno and Odesa gas fields.
There were also representatives of NJSC "Naftogaz Ukraine", "DAT Chornomornaftogaz", SOE "Naukanaftogaz", the State Environmental inspectorate, Ministry for temporarily occupied territories and IDPs of Ukraine.
While the "Podillia" transiting through Karkinitska Bay and further approaching to the Holitsyno and Odesa gas fields, the Armed Forces of Russian federation applied the bomber as well as warships. Su-24 circled around the ship “Podillia” several times at dangerous heights. Russian plane was maneuvering at a height of 50 meters. Moreover, warships, some with gun mounts directed at the Ukrainian borderguard ship, were carrying out dangerous maneuvers, thus creating the preconditions for navigation events.
In addition, the State Border Guard Service registered armed people aircraft at the annexed platforms and while the “Podillia” was approaching the men took fighting positions.
Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine apprised the leadership of the state on mentioned above aggressive actions of the Russian side.
While monitoring the surface situation the State Border Guard Service has once again assembled the evidence of the facts of Russian aggression, Ukrainian property seizure and illegal industrial activity of the Russian Federation within the exclusive (maritime) economic zone of Ukraine. It was recorded and you can watch it in the attached video.