The State Border Service of Ukraine states that a vessel exploring sea-bed mineral resources was seen in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas, the press secretary of Ukraine's State Border Guard Service Oleg Slobodyan told a briefing.

“In the period from October to November, in the region of Bay of Arabat, the Sea of Azov, a diving support vessel belonging to "Chernomorteftegaz" was carrying out research works,” Slobodyan said.

As previously reported, Ukraine planned to launch exploration of oil and gas deposits in the north-western shelf of the Black Sea within the boundaries of the Kiliysky-Zmeiniy ledge and Krylovskiy foredeep on November 17.

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