Ukraine’s Defence Ministry Refuses to Declassify Information About Who Sent the Ukrainian Sailors to the Kerch Strait and Why

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


The command of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine refused to publish the essence of the order for the navigation of the Ukrainian military boats to the Kerch Strait that was carried out on November 25th and which led to the Ukrainian ships and their crews being arrested by Russia. Such a conclusion can be drawn from the official response to the inquiry of “Ukranews” sent to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

“According to Article 1.1.3 of the compendium of information that constitutes a state secret approved by the Security Service of Ukraine on August 12th, 2005 No. 440, the requested information refers to information that contains a state secret in the sphere of the country’s defence”

it is said in the official document signed by the Commander of the Ukrainian Naval Forces Admiral Igor Voronchenko

Copyright © 2022. All Rights Reserved.