Russian drills in the Baltic Sea disrupted several times by fishermen: unexpected details
Exercises of the Russian Federation troops in the Baltic Sea have been disrupted several times because of local fishermen. They, having agreed among themselves,refused to follow the orders of the aggressor country and leave the territory that the Russians wanted to block.
This was stated by the speaker of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Dmytro Pletenchuk, on the air of the marathon "United news" on Thursday morning, September 7. He said that, as far as is known, Russian troops were prevented from conducting the exercises by fishermen "who simply refused to leave the water area despite threats" (to watch the video, scroll to the end of the page).
As a result, the "world's second army" was forced to stop or postpone its training.
"It should be understood that there is an open sea and according to the UN convention and international law it is possible to block off some areas for exercises. The Russians always abuse the rules and have always blocked off areas near the territorial waters of other countries," a representative of the Ukrainian Navy explained.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- On September 9 this year in the Baltic Sea will begin a major naval exercise of the North Atlantic Alliance with the participation of about 30 ships and more than 3,000 servicemen. NATO countries will work out for the first time how to respond to a theoretical Russian attack in the region.
- Meanwhile, Russia has canceled the planned so-called Zapad-2023 general strategic exercise that was supposed to take place this month.