This was stated by the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Viktor Nazarenko.
“Russia continues to ignore international norms and grossly violate the sovereignty of Ukraine in its exclusive economic zone. Thus, facilities of the national oil and gas company ‘Naftogaz Ukraine’ were seized by Russia in March last year. We recently conducted a special operation, during which the replacement of two Ukrainian self-propelled drilling rigs closer to the peninsular was confirmed”, – said Nazarenko.
Earlier, on December 16, the State Border Service reported that Russia established an oil platform ‘Tavrida’ in the exclusive economic zone of Ukraine.
MFA of Ukraine considers the installation of rigs in Ukrainian territorial waters to be another violation of UN conventions and demands Russia to return the zone under Ukrainian control.