15:47 Mar. 30, 2016
Mariupol is a strategic port city in southeastern Ukraine
Russian warship with communication intelligence equipment was spotted off the coast of Ukraine-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol, press officer of the M "Mariupol" sector Oleksandr Kindsfater said, with reference to 0629 local news website.
"A Russian military ship approached Mariupol," the website wrote and published a snapshot of the vessel.
The warship was spotted 19 kilometers from Mariupol.
According to Kindsfater, the intelligence team saw the Russian coast guard vessel "Tikhiy Don" 12 miles from the coast, on a COMINT mission.
Reporting by UNIAN