The border service of the FSB in the Crimea has sent a request of «Chernomorneftegaz» patrol ship to protect the rigs from state-owned military ships of Ukraine. This was reported TASS the press service of the Ministry.
According to the Border guard, Tuesday, December 15, to Jack-up floating drilling rig (MODU) «Tavrida» owned «Chernomorneftegaz», came the ship of the state border service of Ukraine.
«The captain contacted by radio with the Jack-up drilling rig «Tavrida» with the requirement to provide information on the composition of the crew and the aim of finding a Russian drilling rig in the area. Captain Jack-up realizing that the Ukrainian side does not have the authority to request such information is not provided,» – said the press service.
Then the Ukrainian ship headed to «Chernomorneftegaz», located on the Golitsyn gas condensate field, where «made their photo and video».
«To ensure the safety of sudocommand «Tauris», as well as protection and protection of economic interests of the Russian Federation in the area was sent to border patrol ship 2 grade «Amethyst» Border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Crimea, – said the border guard. – Arriving in the region of Odessa and Golitsyn deposits, Amethyst was discovered next to the Jack-up rig two warships of the naval forces of Ukraine».
At present Russian patrol conducts patrols of the Black sea area, where «Chernomorneftegaz», to ensure «economic and other legitimate interests of the Russian Federation».
On 14 December, two drill rigs «Chernomorneftegaz» were towed from the Odessa field located in the neutral waters of the Black sea, to the coast of the Crimea. The company explained that the increased «terrorist threat», but later the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov explained that it was a technical necessity.
The Deposit, which is located on the shelf of the Black sea became Russian after Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum in March 2014. However, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Kyiv will be in court to seek the return of the control fields.