Crimea blockade coordinator brands naval blockade "military operation"
Lenur Islyamov, the coordinator of a so-called Crimea blockade, announced another type of blockade planned besides the energy and naval ones, although refusing to elaborate on its nature, RFE/RL reported.
"Between the energy [blockade] and naval blockade of Crimea there will be another one, and you will soon learn about it. I’m not going to elaborate at the moment. You will learn about it in the coming days," said the coordinator of the civil blockade of Crimea.
Earlier, Islyamov stated that after the termination of supplies of food, goods, and electricity from mainland Ukraine to Crimea there will be a naval blockade of the peninsula, including in the area of the Kerch crossing, which is now the main transport artery linking Crimea with Russia.
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