The FSB of Russia stated that in order to prevent terrorist and sabotage actions, to ensure the safety of navigation, the FSB of Russia is carrying out a set of control and verification measures in relation to ships passing through the Kerch Strait. Border guards inspect all ships entering Russian territorial waters. Recently, remains of explosives were found in one of these, which could be used to carry out terrorist attacks.
– On July 22, traces of dinitrotoluene and tetryl explosives were found in the hold of a foreign dry cargo ship heading from Turkey to the port of Rostov-on-Don to load grain. Signs of third-party interference in the structural parts of the dry cargo ship were also revealed, the Russian FSB said.
The Russian FSB quickly established that at the end of May the ship was in the Ukrainian port of Kiliya. And in July, in the Turkish port of Tuzla, a complete change of the ship’s crew, consisting of 12 citizens of Ukraine, took place and the ship was renamed dry cargo.
The department noted that all these circumstances may indicate the possibility of using a foreign civilian ship to deliver explosives to the territory of Ukraine. Note that there have already been signs that explosives and weapons are being delivered to Ukraine and Russian territorial waters under the guise of a “grain deal.”
One can only assume that the holds of this dry cargo ship could be filled with explosives to make a big bomb and blow it up under the Crimean bridge.
The FSB of Russia emphasized that the decision was made to prohibit the passage of this vessel under the navigable arc of the transport crossing through the Kerch Strait with its subsequent exit outside the territorial sea of Russia.