Monday, July 25 2016 23:10 EEST
Ukrainian border aircraft have recorded the deployment of Russian jack-up drilling rigs in Black Sea
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Ukrainian border aircraft have recorded and confirmed the deployment of jack-up drilling rigs, fixed platforms and support vessels under the Russian flag in the Odesa and Holitsyn gas fields, according to the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

'The presence of supply vessels under the flag of the Russian Federation on the fields may indicate a continuation of the illegal exploration and exploitation of natural resources, as well as the operation of facilities and buildings for commercial purposes, without the permission of the competent authorities of Ukraine,' the border guards stated.

The State Border Guards Service has informed the concerned ministries and departments, Unian reports.

As reported earlier by, IDPs Vadym Chernysh: 'Extraction of gas by the Russian Federation in the Black Sea will be the subject of disputes'.

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