Turkish media reported on the neutralization of a mine-like object at the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait.
The newspaper Star, according to the publication bb.lvreported a moving object at the entrance to the Bosphorus, discovered on Saturday by fishermen:
“The movement of a foreign body is observed at the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait. The Coast Guard Command took action against an object that was seen by fishermen in the Sariyer-Turkeli anchorage area and looks like a mine. After a civilian commercial vessel discovered a mine-like object on the morning of March 26 Underwater defense teams (SAS) were promptly sent to the scene in the coastal zone of the Bosphorus in 2022. The object in question, similar to a mine, was taken under protection, its neutralization was undertaken.
As our publication reported, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) made a statement in which warnedthat sea mines laid by the Ukrainian Navy on the outskirts of their Black Sea ports can enter the Mediterranean Sea through the Bosphorus. Of course, it will be difficult for them to cross the straits unnoticed, but experts do not miss this opportunity, and Turkey is already taking appropriate security measures.
Later it sounded rear admiral’s opinion Kirill Mikhailov, commander of the Bulgarian Navy: he does not rule out throwing mines on the Bulgarian coast. Mikhailov believes that Russian statements about Ukrainian mines drifting in the Black Sea could become more of a complication of navigation and a cause of fear-mongering than a real threat. However, he says, one cannot rule out the possibility of raising ammunition to the surface of the sea and throwing it on the coast of Bulgaria.
The Turkish Navy has asked ships to track drifting mines following a Russian FSB report, Hürriyet newspaper reported earlier. In turn, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that the country’s Defense Ministry is taking the necessary measures in connection with information about drifting mines in the Black Sea.
Turkish media reported late last night that another mine had been found in the Bosphorus, the newspaper says. “News”. Dünya’s Twitter post reads: “Second mine reported in Bosporus Strait.”
Underwater teams of the Turkish Armed Forces immediately set to work at the site of the discovery of a new mine. For this period, the passage along the Bosphorus was stopped. Ankara contacted the Ukrainian and Russian sides over the incident. Russia accused the Ukrainian military of mining sections of the Black Sea. Ukraine reports that Russians have mined the sea. And deadly devices, meanwhile, are drifting in the sea waves.