Actually, the situation is as follows: the Russian Black Sea Fleet is blockading the Ukrainian ports, shelling the interior of the country with cruise missiles and blocking the country’s grain shipments. Ukraine now wants to free itself from this dilemma and according to the deputy Ukrainian defense minister, enemy ships must be destroyed “sooner or later” – the preparations for this are already underway.
According to the media report, the Ukrainian armed forces are preparing to sink the Russian Black Sea Fleet and recapture Crimea. The south of the country is under constant threat from Russian warships in the Black Sea, said Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Havrylov during a visit to Britain.
“Given the new technologies and capabilities we are receiving, we have to face this threat,” Havrylov said. “It’s inevitable because we have to guarantee security for our people.”
According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Ukraine produces its own anti-ship missiles. Before an attack, however, one should wait for the delivery of western weapons with a longer range.
“Sooner or later we will have enough resources to attack Russia in the Black Sea and Crimea,” Havrylov said. It is currently being clarified with the allies whether Western weapons should also be used in attacks on Crimea. But a diplomatic repatriation of Crimea cannot be ruled out either.
According to the Times report, which cites a military official in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa, Russia has already begun moving a “significant number” of its Black Sea fleet from Sevastopol in Crimea to Novorossiysk in southern Russia for security reasons.