NATO countries provide ferries to Russia to transport supplies to Crimea

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2014/08/04 • Crimea

Italy, Greece and Turkey have provided Russia with six ferries to help transport supplies to Crimea.

Greece, Turkey and even Italy do not hesitate to carry out commercial operations in Kerch Strait. Andriy Klymenko, Honored Economist of Crimea, announced that ferries transport cargo, people, vehicles and military equipment from Russia to occupied Crimea.

NATO countries provided Russia with six large ferries – three ferries from Turkey, two from Greece and one from Italy. Despite strong statements by European politicians condemning Russia’s military occupation of Crimea, these ferries do not hide their identity and operate openly under the flags of their mutual countries.

“The three Turkish ferries were resold fictitiously and changed their names and flags after our story came out. However, they continue to operate between Zonguldak and Sevastopol and in the narrowest section of the strait, from Novorossiysk to Feodosia. We have information that at least one of them is transporting Russian military equipment to Crimea. The Greek and Italian ferries do not even consider it necessary to conceal where they come from as they continue transporting vehicles from Taman to Kerch.” said Klymenko.

It should also be noted that European courts systematically violate the agreement on sanctions against Russia. Large cargo ships sail into Crimean ports every day. Turkey is the biggest offender. Ships carrying liquefied natural gas dock in Crimean ports every day. The strangest thing is that EU countries are actively cooperating with Feodosia tank farms, which previously fell under western “sanctions”.

Andriy Klymenko believes that countries dealing with the Russian Federation may be punished. It would be a simple matter for Ukrainian diplomats and lawyers. Unfortunately, no one is attending to such cases. Klymenko thinks that actions and protests should be organized by activists and the media.

“We’ve seen this in practice – after a violation had been reported to the Ilyichevsk transport procurator by an activist from Euromaidan Odesa, a Turkish tanker, which was waiting in Feodosia waters, did not dare to enter the port.” Klymenko added as an example.

Ex-Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has accused the European Union of indulging and catering to the “Kremlin vampire”. Speaking on a Ukrainian TV show a few days ago, he told of similar stories that happened in Georgia in 2008, and added that the West failed to react to such gross violations.

Translated by Christine Chraibi

Source: news.eizvestia.com

 

 

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  • Danny Smith

    I would have thought that they should only be ferrying food and medical supplies not military equipment

  • garyoptica

    According to Russian state media the Russian government is so god damn perfect that there is never one complaint and they as so magnificent that they seem to be all running for election for America? “Careful Obama as a nation seems to want your job!”

  • steve34609

    Putin is doing his very best to discredit the Kyiv government and its’ decision to sign the Association Agreement with Brussels.Sanctions on this and that,creating more unemployment and hardship in Ukraine over time. Not to mention the shelling from Russian territory, the mercenaries and arms flowing in from Russia. And EU/NATO countries are HELPING HIM LOOK GOOD IN CRIMEA?! It was Putin’s gambit to take Crimea. Let those that ‘voted’ in favor of autonomy and then annexation pay the price! Chechnya Air now flies directly into Turkey from Simferopol, too. These issues must all be addressed fully!

    • takeo3

      Noone can force Greece, Italy and Turkey not to conduct their own trade relations with Russia. Russian economy is far more important to them than Ukraine’s. In the end the world is going to accept Crimea belonging to Russia, asz that’s ths the reality now.

  • Jim

    I find it quite ironic that Dugin whole-heartedly rejects such filthy capitalism driven by greed. It is what he finds obnoxious in the (so-called) “liberal” West. But he is quite delighted, I’m sure, to have these nations drag themselves through the mire of such filthy capitalism on behalf of Russia. That is, this story shows not only the filthiness of the love of money but also the utterly hypocritical nature of the Fourth Political theory in the real world. Russia perverts all things.