A Spanish naval ship has entered the Black Sea, and the Russian Navy is watching it. This was reported by the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday, July 7.
“The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet began monitoring the actions of the Spanish Navy patrol ship Rayo, which entered the Black Sea waters on July 7, 2021, to participate in the multinational exercise of the forces of NATO and partner states Sea Breeze 2021,” the report reads.
On June 23, the Russian Black Sea Fleet jointly with the border service of the FSB stopped the violation of the Russian state border by the British destroyer Defender. The ship crossed the Russian state border and entered the territorial sea near Cape Fiolent for 3 km.
The Russian Defense Ministry regarded the incident as a gross violation of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and called on the British side to conduct a thorough investigation into the actions of the Defender crew.
In its turn, the British Defence Ministry said that the destroyer was making a peaceful passage through the allegedly territorial waters of Ukraine in accordance with international law.
In her turn, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova stressed that the incident with the British ship was a classic provocation.