Russian National Guard

BK-16 combat boats of the Russian National Guard have started patrolling the Black Sea coast near the illegally built Crimean Bridge.

"BK-16 high-speed transport assault boats of the Russian National Guard redeployed from Sevastopol to Kerch," the agency said in a statement on March 5.

The boats successfully passed sea trials in the occupied Sevastopol and started "guarding" the Black Sea coast.

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"The sailors of National Guard will continue to perform official tasks for the protection of water areas on BK-16 boats," the agency's press service added.

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BK-16 boats are able to maneuver at speeds up to 80 km/h under difficult weather conditions.

The boats are also equipped with navigation and radio systems for long maneuvers.