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Boats of the Ukrainian Navy in the port of Odessa. archive photo

Aydınlık newspaper: Ukraine blocked 21 Turkish ships in Odessa and used it as a shield

ANKARA, 21 May – RIA Novosti. According to the news of the Aydınlık newspaper, Ukraine blocked 21 Turkish ships in the port of Odessa, Kyiv is using them as human shields.

“According to the information we have received, 21 of the ships that are not allowed to leave the port of Odessa belong to Turkey. Ukraine does not want these ships to leave, referring to the “danger”, referring to the mines left at sea. Russia has opened a security corridor, but they still do not let them in. But the main purpose is to “If foreign ships leave, the Ukrainians will become a clear target and Odessa will fall soon. Therefore, Ukrainians do not allow foreign ships, including 21 (Turkish) ships.”

As stated in the article, Kyiv believes that if the Russian side launches an operation and attacks Turkish ships, tensions will arise between Moscow and Ankara.

On February 24, Russia launched a military operation to de-Nazis and demilitarize Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin described his goal as “protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime.” According to the Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces attack only the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, and as of March 25 they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.

Source: Ria

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