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You're reading: Survival of Azov Sea incident claims Russian border guards rammed their vessel

“They cut us off twice. It felt like they wanted just to run us down,” he said in an interview with the 1+1 Channel’s news service.

According to Fedorovych their boat twice escaped from a motorboat of the Coast Guard of the Russian Border Service, but it failed to do this for the third time. “The third time, they (the Russian border guards) went around us, turned around and went headlong for a ram. This was ram indeed,” he said.

At the same time, Russian law enforcers continue to insist that the Ukrainian fishermen were killed as a result of their own dangerous maneuver, which was done in violation of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, as a result of which the fishing boat capsized.

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