The Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey announced that SAS teams were deployed to the scene after a mine was detected off the Iğneada coast. On Saturday, an old-style mine was found in the Bosphorus, and the Bosphorus was closed to ship traffic for a short time.
The Ministry of National Defense announced that a mine was detected off the Igneada coast, close to the Bulgarian border. The mine began to be intervened by SAS teams.
In the statement made by the Ministry of National Defense, “On 28 March 2022, on the morning of 28 March 2022, a mine was detected in the Iğneada offshore area close to the Bulgarian border, and the Underwater Defense (SAS) Teams in the region were quickly transferred to the incident site. The said mine was secured and neutralized by SAS teams. intervention has been initiated to bring statements were included.
MINE DETECTED IN ISTANBUL STRAIT
On Saturday, the mine, which was noticed by a civilian commercial ship at the Black Sea entrance of the Bosphorus, mobilized the teams. The Underwater Defense Teams (SAS), which was urgently directed to the region, secured the mine after a short period of work. While the mine was neutralized after the work, the closed Strait traffic returned to normal. It was declared that the mine was of the old type.
MINISTER AKAR: WE TALKED WITH UKRAINE AND RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES
Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar also said in his statement about the neutralized mine, “As a result of the investigation, the mine, which was determined to be old type, was neutralized by our SAS team. The floating and flying elements of our Naval Forces continue to work vigilantly. We talked to both the Russian and Ukrainian authorities on the subject. Our coordination continues.” he said.
RUSSIA WAS WARNED
It was stated by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) that since the first day of military operations, Ukrainians laid mines off Odessa. Russia’s Sochi Port Authority had warned Turkey by announcing that the mines laid by Ukraine off the Odessa Bay had begun to break and drift in the storm. However, the Ukrainian side denied these allegations and said that they did not leave them.