Ukraine plans to build a naval base in the sea of Azov to the end of the year. This is the official page of the Cabinet of Ministers in Facebook.

“Ukrainian naval presence in the sea of Azov is enhanced. In Berdyansk launched two artillery armored naval forces of Ukraine”, — stated in the message.

It is noted that the base — “is a necessary condition for resistance to the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation in this region.”

Ukraine has repeatedly accused Russia of occupation of the Azov sea. Last time the accusation came from the lips of the President of Petro Poroshenko. In an interview with The Washington Post on 14 September he said that Moscow seeks to occupy the sea of Azov as well as the Crimea, violates international norms.

Tension between Moscow and Kiev to the Azov sea began to grow after the annexation of Crimea to Russia and increased at the completion of construction of Crimean bridge across the Kerch Strait . Ukraine fears that Russia will block the country access to the sea. The border guards of both countries several times detained and arrested belong to each other court in this area.