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In the Crimea declared a storm warning because of heavy rains

Storm warning announced in the Crimea because of heavy rains and squally wind, said the Minister of emergency situations of the Republic Sergey Shakhov.

"Until the end of the day on 20 July and 21 July in the Crimea in some places are expected heavy rains, thunderstorms, hail, squalls of 20-25 m/s", - Shakhov told journalists.

In Kiev promised to "restrain" Russia in the Azov through the American boat

The commander of the Ukrainian Navy rear Admiral Alex Neiipp in interview to the newspaper "Duma", said that thanks to the American supply boats Mark VI Ukraine will be able to restrict the freedom of action of Russia in the Azov sea.

"The Azov sea is not a pool of the Russian Federation. If they think they will behave, as I used to — they will not work. This year we will increase the number of units in the sea of Azov. We must receive from US the most modern boats of the type Mark VI - only 16 units. Of course, some of them are bound to be in the sea of Azov. With missiles on Board is more efficient for this region," said Neiipp.

The expert commented on the statement of the commander of the Ukrainian Navy

Scientific Secretary of the military scientific society of the black sea fleet, Professor of the Academy of military Sciences of the Russian Federation Sergey Gorbachev called the empty statement on the preparation of naval forces of Ukraine to full-scale warfare with Russia, because the actual naval forces from the Ukrainian side are missing.

Earlier, the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine (CMU), Alexei Neiipp in interview to the newspaper "Duma" has declared that the battle fleet is preparing for full-scale warfare with Russia. In particular, according to him, Ukraine intends to "return" the Crimea and is preparing for war with Russia. The rear Admiral stressed that signal the beginning of the confrontation will become Russia's attempt to restore the flow of water through the North-Crimean canal to the Peninsula.

The Admiral told how to respond to the purchase of boats from USA

Russia will be able to easily answer the acquisition of Ukraine of 16 new patrol boats from the United States, it needs to strengthen the item-based in Temryuk missile and artillery weapons, and place in the Azov sea more boats and trawlers, said former black sea fleet commander (1998-2002), Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov.

He commented on the publication of the fact that in response to the strengthening of the Ukrainian Navy American boats Mark VI Russia needs to consider the creation of the Azov flotilla in the black sea fleet. The United States decided to sell Ukraine 16 patrol boats Mark VI, armed with artillery and missiles AGM-176C Griffin B (Block II).

The Admiral appreciated the readiness of the black sea fleet to reflect the potential threat from Ukraine

To create the Azov flotilla in the black sea fleet (BSF) no need of forces and means of the fleet is enough to neutralize any possible threat in his area of operational responsibility, including the Ukrainian Navy in the sea of Azov, said RIA Novosti former chief of staff of the Navy of the Russian Federation (1998-2005), Admiral Viktor Kravchenko.

He commented on the publication of the fact that in response to the strengthening of the Ukrainian Navy American boats Mark VI Russia needs to consider the creation of the Azov flotilla in the black sea fleet. The United States decided to sell Ukraine 16 patrol boats Mark VI, armed with artillery and missiles AGM-176C Griffin B (Block II).

In the Federation Council responded to the words of the Ukrainian expert about the "shock" in Russia

Member of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich in an interview with "Moscow speaking" said that Ukraine has a working copy of their missiles, "Neptune", which according to Ukrainian expert Michael Jirkova able to reach Novorossiysk.

"They modernize old Soviet rockets from "Uragan" and "Smerch". The fact that the ballistic missiles they put servos, does not mean that they have turned a cruise missile," — said Klintsevich.

Ukrainian expert made a rocket attack on the ships in Novorossiysk

Ukrainian military expert Mikhail Zhirokhov said in his article for the newspaper "Business capital" that the new winged antiship missile P-360 Neptun "can reach" to the Russian ships in Novorossiysk.

According to Zhirkova, the emergence of "Neptune" supposedly opens up the Ukrainian "war machine" ability to engage targets around the Crimea and on the Azov sea coast — Russian ships in the port of Novorossiysk.

"Naftogaz" wanted to extract oil and gas near the Crimea

"Naftogaz of Ukraine" plans to resume production of hydrocarbons on the shelf of the Black sea, said chief Executive officer of the company Otto Waterlander, reports Korrespondent.

He noted that, after the Crimea became a Russian region, "Naftogaz" has stopped the development of fields near the Peninsula.

In the state Duma appreciated the words of the U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE about "oppression in the Crimea"

The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet said that the call of US Ambassador to the OSCE James Gilmore to stop the "campaign of oppression in the Crimea" looks at least surprising, and invited him to relax on the Peninsula.

Earlier, Gilmore urged Russia to end its "campaign of oppression" in Crimea to return to Ukraine's full control over the Peninsula, immediately to release all political prisoners and withdraw its troops and military equipment from Eastern Ukraine. According to him, Russia continues the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, the Black sea and the Azov sea. The Ambassador noted that the United States will never recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the sanctions will remain in place as long as the Peninsula will not return back to Ukraine. The statement was presented to the OSCE permanent Council in Vienna and posted on the website of the U.S. mission.