Ukraine resumes the search for gas in the Black sea

The only Ukrainian research vessel ISKATEL on Friday, July 6, will try to find oil and gas in the North-Western Black sea shelf.

It is noted that the expedition will last 15 days.

“Seismic and geochemical work will take place within Chilia-Snake ledge of the Krylovsky trough,” reads the message.

As noted by acting Chairman Gosgeonedra Oleg Kirilyuk, while the southern region of the country – the least studied and one of the most promising. According to him, the shelf of the Black sea developed by only 4%.

Us analyst has predicted the beginning of the war in the sea of Azov

Columnist of the American edition of the Atlantic Council James Brooke believes that after the world Cup, Russia can start a war for control of the sea of Azov.

According to brook, “war over water” Putin could trigger a drought in the Crimea.

He noted that the situation in the Black and Azov seas is tense: “Ukraine cut the flow of water in Crimea (the overlap of the North Crimean channel), and Russia strangled shipping in Berdyansk and Mariupol, the two largest ports of export of steel in the sea of Azov,” – says columnist.

James Brooke predicts that the Russian offensive could begin from 15 July, i.e. immediately after the end of the world Cup: “Putin made his move to invade the Crimea immediately after the winter Olympic games in Sochi. He may again take decisive action after the world Cup ends,” said Mr. Brooke.

It became known why the Russian suits the blockade of Ukraine in the Azov sea

Recent provocations in the waters of the Azov sea, the Kremlin is trying to force Ukraine to withdraw from the Treaty of friendship with Russia, and also create around the Ukrainian Azov “logistics noose.”

This was stated by the political scientist, the Director of the Agency for the development of the Azov region Konstantin Batozsky.

According to him, in this region, Russia pursues several objectives.

“The first one is to create in the sea of Azov a situation that will force Ukraine to raise the question about revision of the current great Treaty of friendship with Russia. This contract is interesting in several aspects. First, it is recorded in the status of the Azov sea as internal waters of Russia and Ukraine. Second, the parties would recognize state borders. If Ukraine unilaterally out of this agreement, Russia will consider this as a waiver of borders. That is, as refusal of struggle for the Crimea and the occupied territories. It is obvious that the Kremlin is using this argument in the continuing struggle for the recognition of Crimea as Russian territory”, – says Batozsky.

The analyst also claims that for Russia will be beneficial to change the status of the Azov sea.

“In this case, Moscow will assume that the new state border shall include the Crimea. Since Ukraine never will not agree, Russia will continue to consider the sea of Azov is internal waters. That will allow it to justify the uncontrolled build-up of forces on the Azov security concerns and uncertainty,” he said.

Another goal of the Kremlin, which is in the sea of Azov – the blocking of the Ukrainian trade and economic problems.

“The second goal of Russia – the creation of the Ukrainian Azov “logistical stranglehold” by deliberate, on the edge of the law, restrictions of freedom of navigation. This is done through illegal searches in the following Ukrainian ports of ships of the forces of the FSB. Because of this disrupted the schedule of the route that leads to direct losses to shipowners. Another way to limit freedom of navigation is to create permanent traffic congestion on the route of the ships through the Kerch-Yenikalsky Strait by self-imposed constraints associated with the construction of a bridge from mainland Russia to the Ukrainian Crimea. Thus, Russia started the “logistics noose” inflicts direct losses to the Mariupol metallurgical enterprises, because to increase their logistics through the existing railway network today is impossible,” – emphasizes the expert.

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