24 Feb 2022 13:52

Navigation in Kerch Strait not suspended - Russian agency

MOSCOW. Feb 24 (Interfax) - Navigation in the Kerch Strait was not suspended but is reduced to minimum, the Russian Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport said.

"Vessels can make local voyages between ports in Crimea and the Krasnodar Territory," the agency's press service told Interfax.

"Navigation in the Kerch Strait can take place; it was not suspended; however, traffic is minimal there because vessels have nowhere to go after navigation in the Sea of Azov was temporary suspended. There is no need to navigate the channel," it said.

There can be navigation between the ports on the two banks of the channel, it said.