The crew of the Ukrainian rescue boats stood up to the Russian ship that attempted to capture them in the Black sea near the city of Skadovsk of Kherson region, reports the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine on Friday.

“April 24, 2017 during the regular exercises rescuers Maritime search and rescue service in the Black sea in Skadovsk district of the Russian ship attempted to seize Ukrainian rescue boat. Ukrainian team boats did not allow the capture of the ship”, – is spoken in the Department message on the page in Facebook on Friday.

According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, the ships of the Russian Federation, based on Russian Federation annexed the Crimean Peninsula, close to the Ukrainian rescue boat and went on the air, demanding, “stop the engine and heave to”. The team of Ukrainian rescue boats refused to comply with illegal requirements, specifying that the boat is in the territorial waters of Ukraine, after which he took a course at Skadovsk .

“Our crew showed confident performance. Despite calls by the international community, the Russian military continue to resort to violations of the Ukrainian borders, at sea and in the East of Ukraine, but their saber rattling doesn’t scare us. Occupied territories back under the control of Ukraine”, – said the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan.

The Minister also noted that the team rescue boat award for professionalism.